Embroidered Mandala
"The Universe Provides", Silk hand embroidered and beaded with semiprecious stone, crystal, and glass beads, 14 x 14 inches, 2018.

Lovely geometric designs from new Crystal Kings art glitches

This set of images was generated from an accidental arrangement of shapes in the process of making new Crystal Kings digital images. The goal was to line up a few pixels, but instead all the shapes in the whole image collapsed onto each other. A tweak of the opacity and a few quick deletes to

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Yellow forsythia kaleidoscope photography mandalas

Waiting for spring with some forsythia branches blooming on the kitchen table, cuttings brought indoors last week to force the blooms.

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Sunny yellow and bright blue embroidered mandala details on a grey day

Here are some detail shots of one of the embroidered mandalas that were completed last year during our time in Mexico. This mandala has a face of white linen and a crisp yellow and turquoise color palette. This seems just the thing to look at in this very grey day in Toronto – April 15

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A Voice for the Dead.

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“Jewel of the Boreal”, an illustration of a sunset view over one of the bays of the futuristic city of Central Shield

When we invent the future, the most important thing is to capture is the feeling so that we can make a connection to that time space and then climb up and forward just like a mountain climber who uses safety ropes on a sheer cliff wall. So what is it like to live in the

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Mandala from cactus photographed with a kaleidoscope filter

One of my favorite things to photograph with the kaleidoscope filter are cactus because the spines arrange themselves nicely into elaborate mandalas.

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Blue and white mandala embroidery in progress

The photographs show work in progress on a monochromatic blue embroidery on white linen mandala. This embroidery is destined to be pressed into clay to make a relief pattern for glazes to pool and reveal the slight indentations left by the embroidered pattern. Ceramics are a new medium to both me and Marc and it

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Paper grid in the round pattern for an embroidered mandala

In one of the early stages of embroidering a mandala I print out a paper pattern to regulate the stitches, sometimes just a plain grid-in-the-round like this one. This mandala is 34.5 cm in diameter (about 13 inches) and the grid had to be printed in pieces that here are joined with fun neon pink

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