Magical meditations are Mandalas by Christine French


"Resting the mind can be accomplished by mediation, and also by artwork, which allows the intuition to flow: the conscious mind recedes.  Mediation and artwork at their best complement each other, and true things emerge." Candance Loheed


Magical Meditations is  art work by Christine French that reflect her connection between art and yoga.  Chris has been practicing yoga for 8 years and creating art for a lifetime.


A new direction for Chris’s artistic journey is the exploration of mandala making. A mandala, "the Sanskrit word for circle"' is a concrete symbol of its creator's absorption into a sacred center. It is meant to draw both the creator and viewer into an encounter with animating sources of numinous energy.


These mandalas are created from  photographs of nature. Photographs of flowers are the main source. Once selected the photographs are  manipulated by computer programs.


The ultimate aim of the practice of art and yoga are self realization. “The recovery of this Self, not the ego-personality bound by one’s individual circumstances. This greater Self is an aspect of transcendental Reality. The recovery of this Self, synonymous in mind, body, and soul that we are one with God”  Judith Cornell, PHD


Chris hopes that the viewer will feel  a connection to the spirit of  her work.  Which is intended to invoke in the viewer: a magical, meditative, joyful, colorful. and peaceful atmosphere.  “My hope is the viewer connects to the meditative experience of the pieces.”


You can see more of my mandalas here:      www.artthingsbychris.tumblr.com