What Shall I Make Into A Mandala Today?

June 12, 2009 by  
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As I surf the web, watch the news and experiment with my own mandala making, I am amazed at the amazing variety of ways and mediums through which people make mandalas. Here is just a sample of some artists who use different materials for creating them.

DCDavid Chidgey– originally inspired by stained glass rose windows, he moved on to creating commissioned work.  Here he shows the step by step process in one piece.

Previously I featured Virginia Fleck, who makes large mandalas out of recycled plastic bags.  Check out that post here.

5k-cellphone-aThis guy, artist Rob Pettit made mandalas from old cell phones– this one consists of 5,000 cellphones destined for the landfill.

I stumbled on the information about him originally on an interesting blog called Digital Dieties. It appears to be a blog about mandalas made by all sorts of artists all over the world wo make them out of all kinds of funky materials – scissors, food, wire, you name it. There are many images there, be sure to check it out.

eyepopartChristine Claringbold makes eye-popping mandalas from recycled records, and shapes them into bowls, clocks and many other items.  I guess there is a reason her blog is called Eye Pop Art, go take a look.

Continually surfing the web, I know I will come up with many more.  Do you know any artists who make mandalas in interesting ways, or with unusual materials?  Let me know, I would love to feature them on a future post.

Even if coloring between the lines is as creative as you want to get in mandala making,  gazing on the gorgeous creations of the varied mandala artists out there is always inspirational. And you never know, the crafter in you may just find another way to express your mandala-loving heart!