Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein
Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein creates gorgeous flower circles which she calls “danmalas” and then leaves them where they were created as a gift to whoever discovers them. Her work reminds me of the Exploded Flowers by Fong Qi Wei that we featured last year.
“She creates the danmalas (“the giver of flower garlands” in vedic Sanskrit) by first centering herself in a meditative devotional space. Next she gathers flowers and natural objects while her mind is kept in mantra, resting in the immaterial. Then, through an act of grace and giving to all, she allows the materials to fall to the will of creation patterns. Her inspiration is given from the golden sound residing within perfect silence. They are reflections of the inexpressible, a gesture which points towards life’s abundance, an unspoken verse of Love. The danmalas remind us all to listen to the unheard voice of nature, creation, and the eternal mystery.”