Garden of Mandalas

Laila Kujala's avatar Laila Kujala

I have been fascinated with mandala images for a very long time. The word “mandala” comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle.” The circle has been a symbol of unity and wholeness in most cultures. It has also been used as an aid to create sacred spaces and as an aid in meditation. The thought that the visible world and the invisible world meet at the center point of the mandala is especially fascinating to me. I find digital art especially well-suited for the concept and love creating my Nature Mandalas in Photoshop from my photographs. My entry is a mixed media piece that consists of 36 tiny 4"x 4" flower mandalas. They are based on photographs I have taken of flowers in my garden. The first picture is a computer generated image of the final work. The next four are details of it. The last picture gives an idea how the final tiny mandalas look.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3"
  • Medium: Mixed media
  • Width: 36"
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 36"