In this gallery are mandalas which are inspired primarily by Celtic and Asian art. “Mandala” is derived from the Sanskrit word which means circle. A mandala is any circular geometric form which is often used for meditation, and typically represents the cosmos. Originally, they were used by Hindus and Buddhists as a focal point for meditation. Now, many people create them for relaxation, in addition to a form of self-expression. Mandalas exhibit what is known as radial symmetry. A lot of shapes in nature also display radial symmetry, such as flowers and snowflakes. Many modern mandala designs are inspired by nature, especially flowers, in addition to having Buddhist and Hindu influences.
My designs are a combination of classical and modern influence. I use bright colors and bold line work and an abundance of geometric shapes. The majority of my designs have a strong Celtic inspiration. Celtic knots, spirals and the triskele feature heavily in these designs, along with animals such as fish and dragons. Another one of my designs, “Inner Strength”, is a modern interpretation of a classic Sri Yantra diagram, with psychedelic rainbow colors and lots of fine detail. “Healing Lotus” is a classic lotus flower mandala in a spiral pattern with bright rainbow chakra colors, and a yin yang in the middle. Thus, this design blends many Asian aspects into its design.