Graceful, yet structured, and intricate in design, the beautiful and mysterious mandala has become a creative obsession of mine. In designing a mandala, I have found there are seemingly contrasting forces that are actually interconnected and complementary – a kind of yin-yang of creativity that I love. There are no rules, or standard patterns one must follow, giving you the freedom to be creative, and yet one must be able to achieve symmetry.
I’ve been looking for this artistic harmony everywhere. I’ve found the manifestation of mandalas in nature: in the nesting rings of a tree trunk, the sectioned slice of an orange, and the unique architecture of a snowflake. Although nature is the true master of this art form, it is important to understand the broader meaning of mandalas, for they are far more than just an attractive geometric design.