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abstract art artist painter contemporary Tibetan mandala geometric painting

734  Mandala meditation (cool colours)

76x76cm acrylic on canvas,  self-framed
Artist's collection

Abstract painting inspired by Tibetan mandalas.

Mandala (Sanskrit mandala "circle", "completion") is of Hindu origin and is
also used in most Dharmic religions, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, to refer to
various tangible objects.  In Vajrayana they have been developed into sand painting.
In practice, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric
pattern which represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically,
a microcosm of the universe from the human perspective.

A mandala, especially its centre, can be used during meditation as an object for
focusing attention.  The symmetrical geometric shapes tend to draw the
attention towards their centre.  Psychiatrist Carl Jung saw the mandala
as "a representation of the unconscious self," and believed his paintings
of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional disorders and work towards wholeness in personality.


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