The Mandala Series
The process I use to build a mandala begins with a single photograph of a significant person, place or event. Through a series of digital movements and layers, the essence of the original photograph emerges as a completely transformed image, totally balanced and in harmony with the original experience. Regardless of how they began, all images become soft and rounded... just as the wisdom gained through experience softens and our own sharp edges. In this way, anything can become a mandala.
The goal of each mandala is to capture the essence of a complex set of visual and emotional perceptions in a single image. Each mandala is intended to draw the eye inward to its center. While the process of creating each mandala is clearly informed by the latest technology, the spiritually centered essence of each creation shares a great deal with the traditional mandala from centuries past.