Mandala, Brooch, 10 X 10 cms approx.
Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. In the Buddhist and Hindu religious traditions their sacred art often takes a mandala form. The basic form of most Hindu and Buddhist mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the shape of a T.
The brooch is inspired from a generalised concept of the mandala using the square and the circle.
The corners of the square symbolise the 4 gates or directions: north, south, east and west. They lead to the inert, complete and pure circle, and thence to its core, led to by the 4 needles.
The gates are made of hollow pipes symbolising other passages prevalent, that maynot lead to the desired destination.
Mandala, brooch: Top view
Here’s how I got here:
initial thoughts: exploring through different materials (a)
initial thoughts: exploring through different materials (b)
initial thoughts: exploring content (a)
- initial thoughts: exploring content (b)
a clearer picture: exploring content (c)