This composite features both, “Someday, I’ll Be Grown” and “Once We Were Children” illustrating a chance encounter with adult fire/rescue professionals and their counterpart childhood dreamers. Here the connection becomes more obvious in that the helmets in both pieces bear the name, “MANDALA” and we realize that the boy tugging at the m Man’s sleeve is also the gray-haired captain offering a look at his helmet to a young girl.
In addition to being a last name, Mandala is also defined thusly:
The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean “circle,” a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself–a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds. In art it is often depicted as a circle containing a square.
OPEN EDITION GICLEE: Giclee is an high-resolution digital printing method for reproducing fine art. A digital file of an original painting is printed by a special printer that sprays millions of micro-droplets of water-based inks onto a variety of materials. This printing process yields a lustrous, continuous-tone print that matches or exceeds the quality of traditional lithography and screen-printing. Open editions are signed by the artist.
8.5″ x 11″ frameable artist’s statement included