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+2Φ), 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.