Mandala

Sacred Shadow Self: Mandala Installation with Gratitude

A Circle of She: photo(5)

Thank you thank you thank you to the beautiful and inspiring Lady Wise Women’s Collective who helped birth the giant Mandala, interpreting my smaller tests!

There was not space enough in my studio to put the piece together, so I couldn’t make the final cuts and folds until we had it in the gallery.  I couldn’t have done it without the assistance of their loving hands!

The Sacred Shadow Self: Meditation as Art ~ an interactive art installation including live meditation performances and featuring two youth origami artists opening June 2013 at Mind Unwind Gallery ~ West Seattle Opens Thursday, June 13th Artwalk in West Seattle.  Meditation performances begin at 7pm.

Sacred Shadow Studio Update #3: “Rainbow Mandala” Paper Breaks Scissors

Here’s a small study of what will be a wall-sized Mandala with glints of Refracted Light:

Rainbow Mandala Test copy

Rainbow Mandala Wall and Performance Area

Rainbow Mandala Wall and Performance Area

And this is what happens when you use small scissors to fold and cut lots and lots of thickly folded

paper:

Broken Scissors

Paper breaks Scissors

I upgraded to new fancy titanium blades with molded handle scissors at Utrecht Art Supplies and found out they’ve been bought by Blick. Hmmmm…

Here’s the study for the show title.  I’m still working on my “SELF” (HA!):

Sacred Shadow title study

I’m still working on my “SELF”

Down to the wire, now, my friends. I’m curious to see if I’ll pull this all off. 🙂

See how it all comes together starting June4th at Mind Unwind Gallery with the opening Artwalk June 13th and Closing June 28th.  See more Sacred Shadow Studio updates and read the Artist Statement.

This July at Mind Unwind: Mini Art Camp-Ages 7-12 West Seattle

Origami, Paper Airplanes, Paper Hats, Paper and Mandala Jewelry

–> REGISTER NOW! <–Mind Unwind West Seattle

Join Mind Unwind this July for a day or all three weeks of our Mini Art Camp. Camp runs from

  • Monday – Thursday
  • July 9th – 26th
  • from 1:00-5:00pm. 

For 3 weeks Mondays through Thursdays, kids will be encouraged to use their creative imaginations through active, hands-on art. Each project will incorporate creative time paired with outdoor activities. Permission slips will be handed out for field trips to Hiawatha (via walking) and Alki Beach (via bus).

Registration is now open. You can pay per day ($45), for a week unlimited ($150) or all three weeks unlimited ($250). Space is limited, so register early!

  • Mondays: focused on drawing techniques, rapid visualization, pressure and cartooning
  • Tuesdays: we are hands-on cooking. From cookie pops to pasta and pizza making.
  • Wednesdays: kids will be doing origami and paper arts. We will make flowers and spinning air floaters, paper airplanes that spin, spiral and flip, along with paper hats and jewelry to wear on sunny days!
  • Thursdays: Mandala Jewelry. Mandala, sanskrit for Circle, is a fun meditation on plants, animals and geometric shapes! Color your own Mandalas and turn them into shrinky-dink pendants, earrings or bracelets.