When I have an idea, I have to run with it. And that's exactly what I did! After I started making the mandalas out of candy, I thought- I want to do this with EVERYTHING!! Yes!!!!!
And then I thought I should probably narrow that down. A bit. Ideas kept coming and I really wasn't sure where to go.
Inspiration came from a comment my photographer, Robert Sargent , made when photographing one of my mandalas- "You're really bringing out my addictions here."
Hmmm.... a series of mandalas on addictions/addictive behaviors! Lots of possibilities! Bring the light to the dark! Merge them... play with the sacred and the profane.
And of course, I had to start with the one I thought would be most fun- SEX!! And what better way to depict this than through TOYS!
A wonderful local store and staff allowed me to come in and open so many packages and create this mandala out of all of these --- things.
So, here's the first in a series. Not sure exactly where it will lead, but it's starting!
What do you think??
Mandala is a Sanskrit word: manda= essence, la=within; it is a circle that contains the essence. The mandala symbolizes the laws of the universe and, since man is a microcosm of the universe, many cultures believe that the mandala also symbolizes the human soul.
My intention with these Candalas is to arrange everyday sweets in a pattern which becomes sacred, where delicious turns divine, the enticing now exquisite.Read More
Two things I love with my whole being: movement and color. In these paintings, I’ve paired them into a visceral form. The application of the paint was done with large handmade “brushes” using large dance-like strokes. These pieces are a bit raw and intuitive, created with a lot of energy in the spirit of the abstract expressionists.Read More