The Quarantine Backyard Mandala series are created in my backyard and woodlands in northern NJ during the covid-19 pandemic. The genesis of the mixed media prints comes from placing my paintings, pastels and mixed media works with nature in situ and photographing them together.

The essential elements that inspire me are color, movement and light. In the final stage some of the archival prints are hand colored with pastels or metallic paints. Whether the patterns are extreme

or sublime, I want the compositions to give pause for beauty, balance, unity and wellness.

qbm: climbing hydra 1, 22x22"

qbm: john lewis's last essay, 22x22"

qbm: world of delicate balance, 30x30"

qbm: balancing descent, 24x24"

qbm: azalea center peace, 16x16"

qbm: fern goddesses, 24 x24"

qbm: fern goddess, 30x30"

qbm: mock orange revelation, 18x18"

qbm: home sanctuary, 24x24"

qbm: essence of water 1, 24x24"

qbm: mock orange rising, 18x18"

qbm: ascending leaves 1, 18x18"

qbm: ornamental beginning, 22x22"

qbm: ornamental glory, 22x22"

qbm: azalea head peace, 16x16"

qbm: blue symphony, 24x40"

qbm: sage white house, 30x40"

qbm: heading west, 22x22"

qbm: after the storm sanctuary, 24x36"

qbm: sage world, 30x30"

qbm: abandoned rail line, 30x30"

qbm: garden of mock orange, 36x48"

qbm: homage to greta, 36x28"

qbm: azalea explosion, 36x48"

backyard mandala 3, 30x30"

ocean mandala 1, 30x30"

backyard mandala 1, 30x30"

backyard mandala 7, 26x24"

backyard mandala 8, 26x24"

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