Mandalas are cool to begin with but when I started creating them with natural objects they became even more enigmatic. Sand, snow, leaves sticks and shells... This idea comes from the philosophy that creating something beautiful and interesting should be free excess . I also like that when I am using natural objects the art stands on its own. The free factor lets me hold the ownership over the creation process but relinquish worry over the product. When I am finished I normally just walk away, leaving the mandala for others to enjoy or wonder over, and to naturally diminish with time.
Plus we mustn't forget the 'coolest' natural mandala of all, the snowflake!
2 days ago