Art by "The Bohemian Mama"
Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind piece of art from local artist - Julie Cogghe @The.Bohemian_Mama
Mandala is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates to mean “circle” or “center.”
We often associate the word mandala with the circular designs that have repeating colors, shapes, and patterns radiating from the center. Mandalas can be precise, carefully measured, geometric, and perfectly symmetrical, or in contrast, free flowing, organic, and asymmetrical. Mandalas are often drawn in circles but they can also be drawn in squares.
In the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, mandalas are an object of meditation to aid in one’s spiritual development. The imagery depicts the universe and the symbols represent one’s spiritual journey, the cycles of birth-life-death, and the interconnectedness of all living things.