Description This hyperbolic tessellation mandala features turquoise flowers and orange butterflies, with purple bodies and blue orbs on their wings; all of which help to make a garden delightful...hence the name Garden Delight. A Hyperbolic Tessellation, in simple terms, consists of repeated, uniform patterns, starting from the center, going outward as if on a beach ball, representing a 3D spherical effect on a flat 2D surface. The pattern becomes smaller, curved and skewed as it expands outward until it turns into a circular outline.
Maureen Frank, Corvallis, Oregon Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement For me, creating mandalas is more than just coloring pretty patterns in a circle. I do it because my spiritual evolution and my creativity demand it of me. With each new pattern that catches my eye, I want to play with it, turn it around, twist it, turn it upside down, try it this way and that...and THEN go about coloring it...sometimes more than once. I do this all within an active meditative state, connected with my higher self, my spiritual guides and nature spirits.
Together, we bring into form, mandala art the allows me to re-connect with my own inner peace and joy, letting me explore and expand my own creative spirit to however far and in whatever direction I want to take it.
As part of my own spiritual journey, I encourage, and hopefully inspire, others to explore their own creativity, to help them re-connect with their own inner peace and joy. As a means to that end, I make all of my mandalas available for people to color. Why should I have all the fun?