The Mandala Project - Series 5
This is a part of a larger collection of original mandalas initiated after a long period of depression resulted in a series of mental breakdowns, loss of identity and self worth in late 2017. It's an ongoing project that I will add to and evolve over time. Creating mandala designs has now become almost part of my daily routine as I continue the journey towards becoming myself again. The process of making the mandala became an essential part of my recovery, a part of the therapy itself, very much like meditation. Each mandala is based on a single shape or group of shapes that are taken from a series of metal etching artwork plates made between 1995 and 2000. I aim to reproduce some of them as murals in the future and someday hope to compile them in a printed volume designed to raise awareness about men's mental health. All are available as prints.