Mandala photography

Experimental kaleidoscope photography and video art. Since 2016

Thread and pearls mandala
Photography with a kaleidoscope filter of embroidery thread, glass beads, pearls, and shadows.

Photography is an important part of exploring the most mesmerizing symmetry and composition in this project. In the case of  video, shimmering movement add another dimension.

Pink and grey mandala
This is the very first mandala image that inspired the whole project.

Inspiration from Technology

This is the very first mandala image that inspired the whole project. It was made by photographing a hairbrush with a koleidescope filter. The brush had black tines tipped with pink plastic, on a pad of charcoal rubber. The resulting photo looked like the tines could be embroidery stitches and pink seedbeads on a grey fabric. The pink of the brush handle is the central swirl.

Original hairbrush photo
Original hairbrush photo

Kaleidoscope Photos 

The photographs and videos shown below are all located on the @mandalamagda dedicated project account on Instagram.

#reabsorbedbytheuniverseprovides

Usually I show just a tiny fraction of a clip from the videos I take, but this one is just too good to not show whole.

This is a kaleidoscope filter video of fire shooting out the top of a backyard stove. Check out @artofmagda for a context photo. 
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#technolove
#crackling
#rhythm
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Another printing test - embroidered mandala on top of its 200% digital canvas copy.
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The idea is to continue embroidering and beading on the giclee canvas for a real and trope l'oeil combination, a fine craft and digital printing hybrid art object. .
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Embroidered mandala on top of its 200% digital canvas copy. This test print shows the challenge of reproducing dark, saturated colors on matt media. More tests to follow... #embroidery #digitalart  #beadwork #gridintheround #roundgrid #digitalart  #kaleidoscope #symmetry #beats #tech  #abstract #gratitude #artwork #art #inthestudio #contemporaryart #experiment #composition #sztukapiękna #canadianart #nextphase #technolove #conceptualart #levelup 
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#embroideredmandalas
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