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magical mandala

This is a kaleidoscopic mandala generated from my drawing "he speaks with forked tongue". Most of my mandalas have rays or petals as their main organizing structure, but this one is based on concentric circles. Their color and shape suggest to me the magic circles an African shaman might paint in preparation for one of his trance-invoking, endlessly circling, sacred dances. Or might paint later in an attempt to capture and retain a memory of the energies he felt while he was in the middle of it.

 

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Taken on July 4, 2006