Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Art as a Community Event - Mystic Message Mandala

Mystic Message Mandala (Crystal Vibration series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2012

source image: Auralite crystal

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see ~ Edgar Degas

My focus and intent as an artist is to listen to the messages of  the natural world and to translate them into mandala form.

I have been finding it increasingly difficult to find the words for what comes through, and I'm not sure that it is even appropriate for me to do so.

Your translations are what matters.

Art is a community event. Spirit speaks through all of us.

And so I asked my Facebook community for their impressions.

Karen: I  automatically associate the color purple with peace and serenity, so I feel those upon gazing at this beautiful mandala. I also feel a sense of excitement for the future. It seems to me that there are six "faces" looking "inward."...Gazing upon the image, I'm drawn inward, yet leading outward, with a sense of positive anticipation

Tricia:I saw a 'counsel' too - thought of 'oh they're helping someone'

Linda: Buddha surrounded by guardians of peace. And the more I look at it the more vibration I am getting... Into the sacred light we go

Janice:  I see expansion within a 'safe field', a kind of 'holding' of the energy so that expansion occurs in a way that can be integrated

Lynne (who purchased this mandala and the auralite ):other than the beauty was the lion like faces then I saw " peacocks" (facing dead on ) forming a "ring of protection around the outside. Sue, I've just had one of those "angelic moments".... AJ filled my mind .... AJ is my soulmate and was my fiance when he passed a couple of years ago. So I was sitting there trying to work out what the connection was, I was drawn to the faces first and there was something but then I was drawn to the " peacocks" ..... There is a big connection between AJ and peacocks, there was the "connection "

All of these words fill me with such gratitude. 

I would love for you to continue in this spirit of community sharing if you feel moved to do so by leaving your comments and impressions below.

Many blessings,

Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas


Interested in purchasing my original digital mandala art inspired by nature and created through Spirit? Feel free to contact me via the email link in my side bar, visit my Etsy shop, or come join me on Facebook. I look forward to our conversation.