Tibetan Mandala

Tibetan Mandala was one of my first large mandalas. The design is based on the traditional Tibetan Mandala format: a Teutonic cross embellished with symbols and geometric forms. In addition to the conventional elements of a Tibetan Mandala, I added symbols and structures of other cultures: I-Ching Hexagrams, architecture from Uxmal, Indian palaces and Sanskrit writing. These are meant to depict the universal archetypes of world religion.Tibetan_Mandala 8x10

Detail views:

This is the center of the mandala:

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Right side:

 

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Top:

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Upper left corner:

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Zororaster

This is a mandala design of pure geometry with four-fold symmetry axis, multiple layers of ink and Celtic knots. The woven, ribbon like structure in each corner is actually a single continuous strand. Over one hundred hours of design work and drawing was required to complete this piece.  This was also one of my first large mandalas and is the most complicated and difficult to draw. Zoroaster is a 14 X 17 pen and ink drawing, drawn using a .25 mm Rapidograph pen and black India ink. The initial design was created using a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor.

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It’s hard to understand the level of complexity in this drawing without seeing the original in person. These close-ups might help you get a little bit of a feel for this incredibly complex mandala.

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Spheres

This is one of my first mandala style drawing that attempts to describe structure and perspective. The design is based on a four-fold symmetry axis with perspective vanishing points in the center, and at the edges of the cross-like structure. Spheres is an 14″x17″ pen and ink drawing, drawn using a .25 mm Rapidograph pen and black India ink. The design was created using a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor.

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Here is some close-up detail of parts of the drawing. You can see the intricate pen strokes that are incorporated into the drawing, all added to the drawing free-hand with pen and ink.

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