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Spring in the Zion lands has been wonderful.  I like to look close at our world.  There are wonderful universes in the rock here very much like my light paintings. Combined with plant life it is a joy just to see new life in the middle of a desert rich with abstraction.

So as the summer solstice comes to pass these are two of the best new spring mandalas of spring 2019.  ~enjoy~


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Spring climbing in Zion Park. Mount Abraham.
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A few nice winter photo's of Zion - happy new spring everyone.
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"Simple as a mandala"      regarding mandalas:
We owe the re-introduction of mandalas into modern Western thought to Carl Jung, the Swiss psychoanalyst. In his pioneering exploration of the unconscious through his own art-making, Jung observed the motif of the circle spontaneously appearing.

The circle drawings reflected his inner state at that moment. Familiarity with the philosophical writings of India prompted Jung to adopt the word "mandala" to describe these circle drawings he and his patients made.
In his autobiography, Jung wrote:

"I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing...
which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time....
Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is: the Self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is
harmonious." 
— Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, pp. 195 – 196.

Jung recognized that the urge to make mandalas emerges during moments of intense
personal growth. The…
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new Zion mandalas
~enjoy~





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As winter begins to pass, and after considerable reflection of a 33-year career in a very competitive field of commercial advertising photography. I realized after the summer of 2017 living in the wilds of Zion by myself most of time, that our consumer world is too much with us.  It wasn't tell I spent a lot of private time in nature, that I tuned in my inner self and felt the connectedness not only to our planet, but the universe.

Mother earth and father sky.

So if anyone is interested in talking about this or visiting let me know? 

I'm also becoming very aware that nature bats last and she's on deck warming up.     
    Mother earth has a very dark side as well.....