Solar Mandalas Collage Series

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A mandala is a circular or symmetrical geometric meditation object. Mandalas usually represent a centering or integration of multiple energies or influences.  This recent series continues my exploration of the Golden Rectangle with mandala forms similar to those seen in my 2002 exploratory mandalas series and in the Elements in Golden Ratio Mandalas  from 2005.  In this collage series, I use the form of four overlapping Golden Rectangles that share a central solar square to create the mandala. The cruciform mandala arms have aspect ratios of 1:(1+), or 1 to 2.236 (the square-root of 5), and are similar to the overlapping Golden Rectangles in the square-root of 5 collages from the Elements series. Click on the sacred geometry link for more detailed information.  Fine art prints of these mandala collages are available in sizes up to 40"x40". 

These collages combine space images with my own microphotos of crystals and macrophotos.  Solar images in this series were obtained from the ESA-NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, (SOHO), courtesy of the SOHO consortium.  The blue and red sun images were taken using the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope.  SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.  Stellar images were obtained from the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation.

JPG thumbnail that links to Square-Root of 5 Mandala collage images   Click Here or on the image to view this series of 8 collages.

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