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A little pine tree sketch in #centralpark

A glimpse into my happy place! Work in progress Flower of Life. All geometries are contained within this one geometry. The Holidays are right around the corner, and I would love to create a custom painting or mandala for you or a loved one focusing on your special life intentions and meaningful visual symbolism. Please message me for more information to start the process. 💟☮️🕉

Had a chance to do a study of this Nefertiti sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum with my class today by Artist Fred Wilson. ‘Fred Wilson often appropriates art objects to explore issues of race, gender, class, politics, and aesthetics. Made up of five portrait heads of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, Grey Area (Brown Version) refers to one of the most copied works of ancient civilization. The otherwise identical plaster effigies, which he purchased and painted, illustrate a value scale ranging in color from oatmeal to dark chocolate. Thus, Wilson raises, but does not answer, controversial questions about the racial identity of ancient Egyptians.
In both his provocative, groundbreaking installations in cultural institutions and in his studio work, Wilson encourages viewers to recognize how changes in context create changes in meaning. He has said of his practice, “I use beauty as a way of helping people to receive difficult or upsetting ideas. The topical issues are merely a vehicle for making one aware of one’s own perceptual shift—which is the real thrill.”’

Had a chance to do a figure study at the Met Museum today. Definitely loved doing this in art school and would love to return to more old master studies for focus and keeping up my skills. Since my grandpa’s passing this year, I have cherished my drawing time as a quiet place to reflect and heal. We drew together when I was a child and in our last moments together. He was my first teacher. Maybe my soul talks to his when I draw.

Personalized Lotus Flower Painting with Heart Sutra Mantra for the lovely Kathryn Conlen. The lotus is an ancient symbol of wisdom and enlightenment, standing pure and pristine untouched by the mud and opening toward the light. The heart sutra line translates to “Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone beyond the great beyond”, reminding us of the emptiness surrounding and within us, and the importance of balancing it with a compassionate heart. Please message me for details on ordering your own Personalized Mandala.

Detail of creating an Energy Mandala Kinetic Drawing at Brooklyn Museum for the Adidas/Wanderlust Yoga Line Launch.

Creating an Energy Mandala Kinetic Drawing at Brooklyn Museum for the Adidas/Wanderlust Yoga Line Launch.

Creating an Energy Mandala Kinetic Drawing at Brooklyn Museum for the Adidas/Wanderlust Yoga Line Launch.

Creating an Energy Mandala Kinetic Drawing at Brooklyn Museum for the Adidas/Wanderlust Yoga Line Launch.

Creating an Energy Mandala Kinetic Drawing at Brooklyn Museum for the Adidas/Wanderlust Yoga Line Launch.

Creating an Energy Mandala Kinetic Drawing at Brooklyn Museum for the Adidas/Wanderlust Yoga Line Launch.

A Personalized Mandala drawing for a graduate heading off to college. Buddha Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion, protects those on their journey at sea. The waves meet the shore at her heart as she sits in peaceful meditation, staying centered and protected inside of the lotus, radiating love to all she touches.

A Personalized Painting for a graduation present from a mother to a daughter! Congratulations Madison as your life path blooms ahead with strength, beauty, and grace like the lotus bud about to unfold! Her grandmother’s spirit watching over her is represented in the cardinal, which I saw in Central Park in the process of making it. Please contact me for a unique custom art gift for a special occasion for your loved one.

Personalized Mandala for a Life Coach, Phoenix Rising to see a higher perspective carrying a dancer in flight

Kinetic mandala drawing with my special needs students. Did you know that the full range of motion of your arms make a perfect circle?

I was so honored to be asked to create an Energy Mandala Kinetic Drawing at the Brooklyn Museum for the launch of Adidas/Wanderlust’s new yoga line on International Day of Yoga! I so enjoyed uniting my 2 loves, art and dance, into 1, and facilitating the group to create their own!

Flowing in Central Park

Throwback to a Personalized Mandala for a Wedding in 2011. They were married under this exact oak tree with the heart chakra symbol overlaying it.

Personalized Mandala of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Personalized Mandala Painting for @liveinbalance_withnadia

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