The word Mandala means "circle". A Mandala represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds. The mandala appears to us in all aspects of life, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and more obviously the circles of life encompassing friends, family and communities. Mandalas are circular designs symbolizing the notion that life is never ending. Many mandalas have spiritual significance to an individual or group of individuals. The Hindus were one of the first people to use a mandala as a spiritual tool, but the mandalas most individuals are familiar with, are...
You're invited to a solo show of my work at Dodson's Fine Jewelers and Gallery, 516 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA. Please join me for an Artist's Reception, Friday, Nov. 4th from 5 pm to 8 pm. The show runs through the month of November 2016.
"Arashi", the title translates to the word 'Storm' in Japanese, is a large 60Hx72Wx2D three panel triptych. This piece is headed to a fine home in Las Vegas, NV. I can create this piece as a diptych, triptych, quad, or simply as a one piece.
About Abstract Art
There are many theoretical ideas behind abstract art. Art for art’s sake - that art should be purely about the creation of beautiful effects is one of the main theories. Art can or should be like music is another theory. Just as music is made up of patterns of sound, art should be created by pure patterns of form, line and color. The idea, derived from the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, that the highest form of beauty lies not in the forms of the real world but in geometry, is also used in discussion of abstract art. As is the...