An Indian Summer

Circle of Life

I chanced upon some stunning art work by Lindy Longhurst, an Australian artist, who specializes in Mandala art and design. Her online studio and etsy shop has an array of mandala designs and other beautiful paintings.

I found the design quite similar to what I have seen in Buddhist and Tibetan paintings, and after a bit of research, this is what I found:

man·da·la (n.) [sanskrit mandalam, circle.]
Any of various ritualistic geometric designs symbolic of the universe, used in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation. The mandala serves as a collection point for universal forces.

In the West, mandala is also used to refer to the "personal world" in which one lives, the various elements of the mandala or the activities and interests in which one engages, the most important being at the centre of the mandala and the least important at the periphery. Depicting one's personal mandala in pictorial form can give one a good indication of the state of one's spiritual life.

Through her studio, Serpent Mandalas, Lindy offers mandalas associated with astrology, chakra, landscape, fairytale, tarot and even personal mandalas!

She also has a series of paintings called the 'dream paintings' ...

Imagine these paintings against a rough off white wall (think Greece), or a bright contrast colored wall, or a black background....

Posted by Bhavna
over 11 years ago


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