I started exploring the use of organic materials as part of my design thesis and have continued the work as a passion project that allows me to be an artist.
As a minimalist and perfectionist it was important for me to explore my art using new mediums and a different narrative. The work you see here is a bridge between analogue and digital. My way of connecting to something that feels grounded, authentic, and personal. I found that there is nothing as beautiful as the colors, textures, patterns found in nature, hand drawn type, and words that nourish your soul.
I chose the symbol of the mandala, which is a spiritual and ritual symbol found in many cultures, employed for focusing attention of practitioners as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation as the element that connects all these pieces together in some form. Mandalas often exhibit a radial balance, and I like to play with that balance by often times offsetting the work. There is a perfection found in the shape, and when created with organic materials and found objects, there is a natural play at work that continues to explore the concepts of dichotomy that I find so fascinating. You can see the entire series at www.themandalaexperiment.com