Creation and recreation, birth and death – the wheel of life is constantly turning. The turning of minutes into hours, hours into days, days into months, and months into years. Our lives are lived in the context of our turning world and the seasons of the year. We exist in the context of our solar system, our galaxy, our universe.
The turning of the wheel of life, the interconnected web of all being, is a process of constant transformation, from birth, through life, to death. The Divine is shot through it all. The soul longs and yearns for union with the Divine. Every aspect of our environment is sacred. The landscapes, the plant life, the animal life, all are shot through with a sacred connection with one another and with the Divine.
These pieces are a celebration of the various aspects of the creation of complex life which exists all around us and provides us with our life supports systems. They explore landscapes, plant life, and animal life.
They depict the transformation from the darkness of the absence of God, through the choice of standing turned away from the glory, to the dance of the mystical union of matter and spirit in the Oneness of all being.
They offer a vision which encourages us to see the Creation of our environment as the miraculous sacred thing that it is.
This journey of spiritual exploration can inspire in us the spiritual fruits which we need to have the wisdom and courage to take decisions to preserve the future of the environment of our planet for generations to come.
Each mandala is 1200 cos square or 4 feet x 4 feet.
Each piece is £10,000
Materials used in this series include heavy watercolour paper, gold leaf, and watercolour pINT. Gold leaf is laid on Gum Ammoniac, which is a resin from a tree collected in the deserts of Arabia. The resin is prepared by soaling and sieving so that the final preparation can be flooded onto the paper to provide an excellent smooth surface for laying gold leaf.