This is one of two of my entries in the Sierra Arts Quarantine "Q Show." It is a photograph of what I have been working on before and during the Covid 19 Quarantine.
How I explain the unique colors captured on film in the Mandalas created with a micron pen, colored pencils and computer manipulated: "At a certain time of the day a rainbow fell onto my drawing area and I took a photograph where the light hit the image best. The rainbow colors altered the colored pencil in a way that I felt enhanced the Mandala."
Rainbows are a spiritual symbol of hope, and encouragement - a reminder that if you can just endure a little longer, you will make it through the storm and come shining through on the other side. A sign of a rainbow also holds promises of new knowledge and truths.
This is the feelings I have when creating my Mandala and the description Sierra Arts requested each artist explain about their work:
"There is no place to run! No place to hide. Even my home as my sanctuary is being threatened. The drawing of Mandala’s are how I calm my mind, body and spirit in these times of turmoil, uncertainty and despair. In my world of drawing and coloring I feel safe. I have control of the outcome.
Mandala’s are found to be spiritual tools used for centering the mind and finding balance between the inner and outer world. When drawing I find I am able to relax and experience a feeling of peace and contentment, while being in the moment. This moment is the only control I have over the situation, any situation. I am still perplexed as to the outcome of all this we are experiencing, and how it will effect me and those I care about and love, and how our planet will survive and where this experience will take us all. My only hope is for us to learn from this time and grow into a better place of being.
This piece is on Exhibit and Sale in the Gallery at Sierra Arts in Reno, NV. Call first for hours 775-329-ARTS It comes framed in a white matt placed in a white composite frame 10" x 10" and sells for $135. A percentage of the proceeds go to fund programs of Sierra Arts in the region.