The third side of my artwork, in which is completely meditative and an homage to design elements themselves, are my mandalas. These mandalas tend to be sized 36”x36” – 50”x50”, and possibly larger in the future, and are comprised of thousands, to tens of thousands, of individual elements that create unity as a whole. My main focus in my mandala work was the utilization of created accent marks, shapes, designs, etc, that I have created or purchased throughout the years to use in my own graphic design work. From compass roses, to fleurs, to simple diamonds, the elements on their own tends to be basic and boring. Once combined, though, the compositions become a symphony for your eyes. Utilizing a 00, 000 or 0000 brush, I painstakingly paint these works, along with digital tools and iridescent paints so that they are visually stunning, but once again, also utilize the environment around them to become more dynamically striking. My prized mandala, “Prana” utilizes 15 different iridescent paints, and throughout the day, it will change into an infinite amount of colors due to the direction of light hitting the painting and the position of the viewer.