Video: Floral mandalas by Portia Munson
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
Mandala is a sacred symbol commonly used in meditation. It is made of anything: it is painted with paints and embroidered on fabric, sprinkled with colored powders and carved out of wood … And our today's heroine Portia Munson there is a large flower garden around the house and therefore all her mandalas are made of flowers and leaves.
True, the works of Portia Munson are not compositions from dried plants; in the digital age, everything is much simpler. Or more difficult - it depends on which side you look at. Returning from the garden with collected flowers, the author lays out the ornaments directly on a digital scanner, bypassing the use of a camera. A few clicks of the mouse - and now a new mandala appears on the computer monitor.
According to Portia Munson, she does not think in advance about the future type of her work, everything turns out completely spontaneously. And often the final result depends solely on the mood of the author and what plants are currently blooming in her garden.
The author began creating flower mandalas in 2002 when one of her close relatives died. It was something like a momentary impulse, and only much later Portia read the words of Carl Jung that people turn to creating mandalas in difficult periods of their lives and in this activity they find ways of healing.
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