Mandala

Mandala represents a meditation meeting with mathematics. My interpretation of the Buddhist’s idea is evident throughout my recent paintings of “The Ruins’ Mandala.” Mandala first appeared in Tantric Buddhism as a form of sand painting. It embodies the Buddhist concepts of creation, maintenance, destruction, and emptiness.  In my painting, Mandala is a theme, a method, and also, a noumenon.  The modern ruins in Mandala are the maze of spectacle in today’s society.

When we are confronting the stupendous creative and destructive powers of today’s technology, for me, Mandala is the greatest visual metaphor of our existence.

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