Are you crying to be an artist but don’t have the money? Then clap twice and then open our gallery. In it you will find impressive patterns, some call them mandalas, created from natural materials – stones, twigs, leaves, clay, that and only that is what Englishman James Brunt decided to use in his hypnotic and calming patterns.
Art can be created from virtually anything around you, so why not start with what you have around you?
The word mandala comes from Sanskrit, which is one of the oldest languages spoken by several thousand people in India. Mandala means circle or magic circle and the first mandalas were seen in the floor plan of buildings in ancient Egypt, Babylon and Java, they have been known since the beginning of mankind and can be found in all religions. Apart from architecture, the mandala can also be found in art and psychology. If you enjoyed colouring books as a child, you can now get so-called relaxation colouring books that are full of these harmonious circles and drawings, or you can draw a mandala yourself. In psychology, it is mainly used as a relaxation tool and a complement to traditional treatments.
Source: National Geographic
Author: Julien Dimitrov | Published: 30.09.2018