” All things are bound together. All things connect”

This is my recent work, titled “Dream-catcher” , 16×20 on tan pastelbord using neocolors and colored pencils.

Many can recognize the abstract symbol seen in the background as the ones found in a Dreamcatcher, but very few will know that it also represents the “Hridaya Kamalam” – meaning the lotus of the heart in Sanskrit. It is a mandala known as Kolam in the southern part of India. To read more about Kolams – click here . Similar to the Origami Crane symbolizing peace and goodluck the lotus mandala denotes the same values. A very unique aspect to both of these subjects is that a single sheet of paper is used in the making of a crane and a single line connects all the dots in the mandala.


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