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Song in the Darkness

Song in the Darkness

An invitation to do a live art performance is something I always welcome. The most recent came with short notice, but I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. So without a lot of planning, I decided to try something new−I wanted to start a new work for the occasion. I’m very excited with the progress I’ve made on it after only three days.…


Posted on May 19th, by Aspen Moon in Blog. No Comments
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Mandala for the Earthlings

Mandala for the Earthlings Following the traditional construction of the universe, the mandala is divided into quarters, representing directions, elements, and powers through the traditional colors of red, green, blue, and yellow, symbolizing the land, the oceans and waters, cloudy skies, ice caps, mountains and deserts...all made of paper. Hundreds of paper flowers decorate the mandala.
Posted on May 5th, by Aspen Moon in Blog, Exhibits and Events. No Comments

 

Happenings Update

Happenings Update

Hi Art Fans!

This blog is an update on what’s been going on…

I finally have my new studio set up and productive again, but I had nearly two months off. The Gallery Reopening I had on March 21 was a great success!  Thanks to all those who came by and showed interest in what I’m creating.…


Posted on April 1st, by Aspen Moon in Blog, Exhibits and Events. No Comments

 

Mandala as a Prayer

Mandala as a Prayer

Tibetan Buddhism has an esoteric practice of the Trikaya Mandala Offering, which is a practice used to gain merit, positive benefits, or independence by offering the entire universe in a petition to specific deities or forces. Almost invariably offering mandalas, which are expressed through the commonly known sand paintings as well as ritualistic arranging of sacred rings filled with polished stones, represent the cosmos.…


Posted on March 23rd, by Aspen Moon in Blog. No Comments

 

Mandala as a Representation of Self

Mandala as a Representation of Self
The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the Self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man. Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams and Reflections, 334-335

World famous psychological and cultural researcher Carl Jung often used the mandala as a tool for understanding and therapy.…


Posted on February 28th, by Aspen Moon in Blog. No Comments

 

What is a Mandala?

What is a Mandala?

The concept or idea of the mandala is very, very old. In fact, the word mandala comes from one of the very first languages. In Sanskrit mandala (मण्डल) literally means “circle.” However beyond just a mundane circle, mandala is also the word used to describe the a spiritual and ritual symbol for the Universe, or all that is.…


Posted on December 18th, by Aspen Moon in Blog. No Comments