Mandalas (circles) in space


In 2012 I had a one woman show called ‘Mandalas, Dreams and Reflections’. The title of the show was a take-off on Carl Jung’s autobiography ‘Memories, Dreams and Reflections’ and when the show was over I realized I could work in this same theme for the rest of my life and never exhaust the subject so I’m going to do it again in 2019. The seven year cycle is an archetypal one and seems fitting.       For the first show I drew a mandala every day for a full year in an iPad app and then displayed them in canvases made to simulate a calendar month as well as in full glory on a projector screen. As that year of drawing progressed I got as equally absorbed in creating an ‘environment’ for the mandalas as I was in drawing the mandalas. For this next cycle I am exploring circles as the quintessential and most basic of mandalas and playing with their relationship to each other in space on canvas. I am also experimenting and creating mandalas in a variety of mediums including paint, paper, cardboard, fiber and stone.      

     Some of my explorations…..

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JoAnn Morrell
40 Orchard Rd
Fleetwood, PA 19522