QUARANTINE BACKYARD MANDALAS
The self-quarantined time which is still on-going due to the Covid-19 pandemic has given me the inspiration and focus to create mandalas. I do this with a sense of urgency and deep intention to share with others. The genesis of this mixed media work comes from combining my pastel drawings, paintings and mixed media with nature in situ all from my backyard and woods in northern NJ. I design symmetrical patterns on the computer with the photos taken. In the final stage, I create archival prints that I hand color with pastels and metallic paints. Whether the colors and patterns are extreme or sublime, the compositions give pause for universally peace and balance.