Of Mandalas and Spirals combines images from two series.
One series is A Circle of Mandalas Within this series I'm using the camera not as a tool of recording pictures of what is in front of the camera, but I do want to use the camera as a tool to create artworks.
With the approach of acting with the camera, moving and turning it around during the creation of an image I do want to transform the "Passivity" of taking a picture into the Activity of creating a digital artwork.
Spirals are an ancient and universal symbol are common throughout human cultures as the found plentiful in nature.
The spiral form can be found in the spiral galaxies as well as satellite images of Hurricanes and Clouds move in spirals and the spirals can be found in snail houses or the nautilus or the leaves of a fern as well as in the double helix structure of the DNA.
Some examples of spiral in art and culture are the Triscel and the celtic ornaments or the TAO symbol.
A spiral has a way in, a path - which stands for an evolutionary process, a circumambulatory, transformative progression towards a center, for many religions a way to god.
The word spiral origins from two Latin words. The first word origin is Spiralis or Spira -meaning spire or coil (which is needed for spinning). The second word origin is spirare, meaning ‘to breathe,’ as in expire and inspire. Also from the word the Spiral is connected to creation and life. So Spirals and Spirituality are closely linked together - not only in it's symbolism but also form the words: "S-P-I-R-A-L" is fully included in "S-P-I-R-(itu)-A-L"!