“Mandalas”

I began this series in the winter of 2011. The 13 oil pastel mandalas represent a year’s lunar cycle, created through each season. I was inspired by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, and his idea of self-healing in Nature. In his studies of Eastern religion,  he sought to understand the natural patterns that arose from the psyche in relation to the cosmic order. I approached each one in an intuitive state, without expectations, allowing it to unfold.

The series was exhibited in Quebec in 2012, and included woven baskets, containers and cordage  that I made during this time, a harkening back to ancient art forms made from living natural materials. The patterns that people saw in nature had a direct correlation to what was going on inside them. Containers or catchments, both physical and ephemeral, are a weaving of inner processes.