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Mandala © Ronni Simon

MANDALA

The word “mandala” is a Sanskrit word which translates to mean circle. But, it’s true meaning is much more than just a simple shape. It is about wholeness, unity, and our connection with what extends beyond and within our bodies and minds.
    These glass beads are spiraled in a tightly bound shape, except for the very end. Do we complete the cohesive circle? Or, do we unravel it into utter chaos?

 approx. 18"x18"

The inspiration for this new foray into pure art -- form without regard to function -- is primarily the cuff design. While crocheting and adding the beads, I had the desire to expand it far beyond the size of anyone's wrist and just be able to take total joy in gazing upon it.  My first sculptures felt much like something I would come across on the beach, perhaps caught up in a net. This led me to comb the beaches for interesting pieces of driftwood. But, soon the woods beckoned. Odd shaped tree stumps and fallen trees offered new opportunities. As said before, Martha's Vineyard has always been an inspiration for artists and everywhere I look these days I see the connection between nature and art.

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