Mandala

The question I pose is: What form might a modern mandala assume? According to Buddhist tradition a mandala serves as an aid in meditation. It is an object to be contemplated and internalized. Mandalas represent the mind, and the mind is viewed as a microcosm of the universe. Mandalas also portray the universe’s cosmology. Over centuries as the mandala has migrated into various cultures its form has evolved .

In this piece, the modern mandala is no longer flat, but rather a three-dimensional form. Intricate, replicating geometric patterns serve to quiet the mind. Parts of the mandala are constructed from precious metals and stones. Its internal structure is replicated first inside a central portion and then again along its periphery. This recursive process reflects the cosmology of the universe, which is forever creating new forms out of old forms.

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