Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thousand Petal Lotus

In the Hindu tradition, they talk about the crown chakra being a thousand petaled lotus. I have wondered what that would look like and decided to find out, by creating this mandala. There are, of course, many ways to conceive of this, but I rather like this one. I offer a black on white and a white on black version.
This was perhaps the most difficult mandala I have done. It has some imperfections; but I leave them in the tradition of Navajo artists who deliberately leave a flaw in every creation because perfection is of God, not man.

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