Embroidered and Crochet Mandalas

Mandalas have evolved over the years as my natural art form.  As a very young kid I would draw mandalas one after the other with crayon.  My mother taught me embroidery at the age of 5 which was my medium of choice for many years.  Around 2001 I discovered the art of mosaic and now I work in both techniques.

"Mandala" is from the Indian language of Sanskrit.  A loose translation is "circle".  A mandala represents wholeness and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life.  A rose window in a church is a mandala, the yin-yang symbol is a mandala, a crystal structure of a snowflake is a mandala...........

Smalti (glass) mosaic on drywall