Please join us, for our art, music, refreshments and friends
Adobe Studio & GalleryFriday, August 23, 7 – 9 pm75 South 100 West, Kanab Come and celebrate our new show“Summer into Fall”, featuring
artists:Rosemary Swapp, Josh Baird, Debra Csenge, Richard Csenge,
Karen Arndt, Peter Anger, Rebecca Gaver and Bobbi Chaney. Enjoy music by “Fool’s
Gold” on the patio, wine and cheese and other refreshments.
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~
"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…