Mandala Collage I - Mary Bast
Mixed media, framed: hand-colored / hand-cut paper on 3/4" deep canvas
12" x 12" x 3/4" (frame is 1.25" deep)
To manage the anxieties of isolation, I began coloring mandalas to accompany daily mantra meditation (Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya). Gradually, I realized I was also creating some beautiful art paper to use in collages and other mixed media works. "Mandala I" shows three small mandala centers on a background of randomly cut mandala pieces, all in shades of gold and green with dark blue accents. "