The Mandala Forest
 
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I originally designed the Reconciliation Mandala as a submission for the Mandala Journal, which is "an online student-run multicultural journal for poets, writers, artists, and thinkers."  The image I ended up submitting is actually a derivation of this original work, and I will post that more recent version some time in the near future.

Most of the mandalas I have created up to this point do not have specific symbolic connotations, but this one is a bit different.  In order to symbolically represent reconciliation in the mandala, I placed two circles within a larger central circle, which at the time of initial design, symbolized for me an act of coming together for mutual understanding.  The colors of the spectrum signified diversity of perspective.  The the hexagram or Star of David is composed of two individual triangles, one pointing up, the other down, which in this mandala were meant to illustrate polarity, punctuated by the spheres at the top and bottom.  If you click on the thumbnail image, you will see a larger version within the Mandala Gallery. 


 


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