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I always kind of intuitively understood the concept of a mandala. It's an undeniable truth for everyone, it speaks to us on a deeper level, it's complete, it's focused and it's captivating.
Today as I often do, when trying to explain my own work, I looked further. Where else to look other than google and wikipedia right?

Below is an excerpt from good the good ol' wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandala)
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In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of aspirants and adepts, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. According to the psychologist David Fontana, its symbolic nature can help one "to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness with the ultimate unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises.The psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as "a representation of the unconscious self," and believed his paintings of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional disorders and work towards wholeness in personality.[6]

In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the Universe from the human perspective.
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In the grand scheme this is a simple representation, a basic exploration. Taking the concept, applying it to glass, in a wearable form is the aim. Meant to be enjoyed by the wearer, but also to attract positive energies from others, to inspire interaction. Ultimately to aid to the evolution of mankind and the unified consciousness that everything and everyone is. Sound lofty?
I stake no claim in this act, it's simply what art is, no matter what the medium, the result or the maker. Creativity is all it's about and witnessing creation, inspires others to do the same. It's all we are here for. Find your medium and discover the message. ONE!

A hollow blown disc, flat on the back with holes at 2 and 10 o'clock.

Size is 50mm x 17mm in diameter.

2mm hole size.

Borosilicate glass.

Blown from clear/colored tubing and or coiled color without the use of mandrels or bead release.

Properly Kiln Annealed in a digitally controlled kiln.

Incalmo Mandala - Hollow lampwork blown boro disc bead by Beau Barrett

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Borosilicate, Glass, Patience, Care, Love, Gratitude, Fire, Passion
  • Feedback: 677 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Washington, United States
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