“Energy explosion” – Glass, mirror, 18” diameter
Designed and created by Rochelle Rose-Schueler of Wild Rose Artworks
The word mandala is a Sanskrit term that means “circle”. A mandala can be defined in two ways: externally as a schematic visual representation of the universe and internally as a guide for several psychophysical practices that take place in many Asian traditions, including meditation. I took a workshop to explore the creative process and personal expression through art making.
In my mosaic mandala design, I placed a star at the center to represent my internal energy. Emanating from the center are 6 circles that represent the seed of life. The seed of life is a universal symbol of creation. Seeds are magic, potent vessels of nature. They hold intelligent blueprints for life. They can lie dormant for ages before the conditions are ripe for them to burst into life. This is a metaphor for my art journey that lied dormant and has now come alive and is growing out of me. The mirror and the outer rays symbolize my energy through my art radiating out into the universe to share with everyone to bring joy. I used blue to symbolize expansiveness.