One of the gifts of this creative journey has been experiencing ah-ha moments held within seeds of inspiration as those of living fractals, such as with this mandala.
I explored this image in congruence with the 1,024 hands beeswax mandala; as the layers of dye were drying on the Hands mandala, I was overcome with inspiration to explore the same ancestral geometric template, except instead of using hands as a representation of each ancestor, they became points of light: 8-pointed stars.
I was so amazed to witness the unfolding of these tiny stars enveloped within a larger fractal of the same geometry. What was even more amazing to me was to realize that this geometry also held the template for creating a thousand-petalled lotus, which represents the Crown Chakra.
It felt like the most amazing gift to witness its blossoming one tiny brushstroke at a time.
29” x 29”
Silk Dye, Beeswax, Frankincense, Rosewater and Ink on Arches
On view at @as220galleries through 9.25.