Mandala Installations

Mandalas installed in the landscape and made of natural materials. Since 2016

FLower mandala in a bowl of water
Flowers float in a ceramic bowl of water, Tepoztlan, Mexico, 2016

from instagram

Ingredients become art supplies in a project designed for communing with nature in the darkest month of the year.

Cranberries were the only readily available dried fruits native to North America. These are sweetened.

The garden is full now of seedlings of native berries and nuts. In the meantime, this special sweet element of this year's offering will have yo suffice. 

Old terrors will be met with new rituals that respect ancient knowledge. Life is too precious and too short to make all our own mistakes and it is even more urgent to clear spells and not continue habits that are no more than entrenched superstitions, stories that do not help us live here and now luxuriously in balance with nature.

#verdaciousarts
#earthart
#natureart
#naturefeast
#feedtheanimals
#natural
#cranberries
#driedfruit
#mandala
#mandalaart
#art
#mandalainstallation
Ingredients become art supplies in a project designed for communing with nature  in the darkest month of the year.

Old terrors will be met with new rituals that respect ancient knowledge. Life is too precious and too short to make all our own mistakes and it is even more urgent to clear spells and not continue habits that are no more than entrenched superstitions, stories that do not help us live here and now luxuriously in balance with nature.

These hazelnuts are not a native species, it is obvious by their large size - the reason they are preferred and why native species of hazelnut are almost impossible to find as seedlings, nevermind the nut itself in any quantity, even though #CorylusAmericana used to be one of the most plentiful understory trees from Maine to Oregon. As food for native animals, these are "close enough". 

#verdaciousarts
#earthart
#natureart
#naturefeast
#feedtheanimals
#natural
#nuts
#hazelnut
#circle
#mandala
#mandalaart
#art
#mandalainstallation
Ingredients become art supplies in a project designed for communing with nature in the darkest month of the year.

Old terrors will be met with new rituals that respect ancient knowledge. Life is too precious and too short to make all our own mistakes and it is even more urgent to clear spells and not continue habits that are no more than entrenched superstitions, stories that do not help us live here and now luxuriously in balance with nature.

Chestnuts and walnuts. Neither is a native species to here, though both are edible, desirous for native species, "close enough" but how it feels so very wrong and I wish I could purchase butternut in quantity easily. 

#verdaciousarts
#earthart
#natureart
#naturefeast
#feedtheanimals
#natural
#nuts
#chestnuts
#walnuts
#mandala
#mandalaart
#art
#mandalainstallation
Ingredients become art supplies in a project designed for communing with nature in the darkest month of the year.

Old terrors will be met with new rituals that respect ancient knowledge. Life is too precious and too short to make all our own mistakes and it is even more urgent to clear spells and not continue habits that are no more than entrenched superstitions, stories that do not help us live here and now luxuriously in balance with nature.

Bruised apples from the clearance shelf. 

#verdaciousarts
#earthart
#natural
#apple
#mandala
#art
#mandalainstallation
Ingredients become art supplies in a project designed for communing with nature in the darkest month of the year.

Old terrors will be met with new rituals that respect ancient knowledge. Life is too precious and too short to make all our own mistakes and it is even more urgent to clear spells and not continue habits that are no more than entrenched superstitions, stories that do not help us live here and now luxuriously in balance with nature. 

#verdaciousarts
#earthart
#natural
#nuts
#mandala
#art
#mandalainstallation