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Saturday, October 6

Circle of Life


I chanced upon some stunning art work by Lindy Longhurst, an Australian artist, who specializes in Mandala art and design. Her online studio and etsy shop has an array of mandala designs and other beautiful paintings.


I found the design quite similar to what I have seen in Buddhist and Tibetan paintings, and after a bit of research, this is what I found:

man·da·la (n.) [sanskrit mandalam, circle.]
Any of various ritualistic geometric designs symbolic of the universe, used in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation. The mandala serves as a collection point for universal forces.

In the West, mandala is also used to refer to the "personal world" in which one lives, the various elements of the mandala or the activities and interests in which one engages, the most important being at the centre of the mandala and the least important at the periphery. Depicting one's personal mandala in pictorial form can give one a good indication of the state of one's spiritual life.




Through her studio, Serpent Mandalas, Lindy offers mandalas associated with astrology, chakra, landscape, fairytale, tarot and even personal mandalas!

She also has a series of paintings called the 'dream paintings' ...




Imagine these paintings against a rough off white wall (think Greece), or a bright contrast colored wall, or a black background....


Mandala Detail



16 comments:

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

I adore these. I would plaster a wall with them...the colour! The colour! Drooling...Thanks you!
xo
Blue

Amber said...

Your blog is wonderful. The paintings are fantastic. I agree...smashing on a plaster wall!

Bhavna said...

Mmm...Gillian, I can imagine a wall in your spa with the madala paintings..lovely! :)


Thanks Amber! :) Hope to *hear* from you again..
I am now itching to change atleast one wall in my home to a white whashed rough wall so that I can start putting up such paintings!

annie said...

Love these paintings.....and yes, against a rough plaster white wall they would pop! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful finds with us all.

Bhavna said...

Hi Annie! Glad you liked these :)

Maddie said...

I am thinking of these on MY
wall!!!

LOL

Have a lovely day:)

rochambeau said...

Dear Bhavna,
These are pretty Mandala's. Different that others I have seen.
Your site is always so beautiful to come to!

Constance

Bhavna said...

Plenty to go around Maddie!
:-)..Lindy is such a prolific artist...you have to check out her etsy shop to see the amazing number of paintings she has up!

Thank you Constance :-)

adi said...

gorgeous would be a lesser word!!!
m delighted, pure...

Affinity said...

gasp. i love the colours! omg theres just so many things i want for my home.

Bhavna said...

:-) thanks Adi!

Affinity, how about a DIY on such paintings? :-)

imwithsully said...

Oh wow! Thank you for sharing these. I love these!

Bhavna said...

Thanks so much for dropping by Kimberly! Glad you liked the mandalas :)

katinka - spirituality said...

great pictures.

Krmen said...

Un blog intenso, sin duda !!
Los mandalas, un mundo mágico que habla por sí mismo, son realmente preciosos !!

GB said...

Really late to the party here, but just had to comment. gorgeous!

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