Multi Media Mandalas
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fascinated by not only the geometric possibilities of mandalas, but by
the act of making them. The means of making a mandala, and the
medium that is chosen, add a whole new dimension of meaning above and beyond its geometric pattern."
War is the result of ideas-- typically unhealthy ideas that we have about others, ourselves and how to solve our problems. Toys and games are one of the first ways we pass ideas on to our children of how to relate to each other. Toys are ideas encapsulated. What exactly are the ideas we are passing on with certain toys?
Playing with a toy means absorbing the ideas it
represents. The effects of this absortion radiate out like the
ripples of a stone dropped in a pond across time and generations. By transforming the war
toys into a symbol of peace I hope the implicit irony illustrates this
radiant ripple effect.
installation at the Smithers Art Gallery, I set out large piles of
river rocks on a white table with a centered circle lightly drawn.
Visitors were invited to work with the stones to create a mandala.
Everyone was welcome to add, take away, and change the creation
as they pleased by building off the work already done by others.
The result was an organic process of mandalic creation. Here the
art wasn't in the piece but in the process."
More on Mandalas...
are an ancient
art form that explore symetry, balance and harmony by working outwards
from the centre of a circle. Mandalas are found in almost every
religious tradition-- ranging from Rose windows in
cathedrals, Celtic knots, first nation Dream Catchers, to
mandalas. All of these traditions harness the meditative and arresting
harmony that builds within a simple circle. Often these mandalas
incorporate symbols and symbolic number patterns. The result is
an art form with the powerful ability to raise consciousness.
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Winter 2008 Maier Art catalogue now online
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