Saturday, September 10, 2011

Weekly Mandala: Desert Rose

Surprisingly, this one had very few permutations to reach this state.  It looks nothing like the original image either.  The mandalas can sometimes get so complex, I forget how powerful a very simple image can be.  I'm really enjoying the space in this one.   I think that is part of the simplicity as well.  No arbitrary details cluttering the distance.

{Digital Images manipulated in Photoshop}

5 comments:

Vincent said...

I agree with you about the space. Really focuses your attention. Love the old-fashioned, hand-painted, unfolded origami look to this.

Jesse W. Campbell said...

MMMmmmm...yes on the handpainted origami. The shape kind of makes think of those little foldy things we made in High school. Most of my mandalas are some strange energy maelstrom. This one is so object oriented.

I do enjoy the simplicity here though. It almost looks like it is floating above a field of salt or perhaps raked rocks in a zen garden. mmmmmmm.....zen garden.

Do you like the gun-totin' chicken cherubs on the edges? :-P LOL You know, that is the second time in three days that I have said something that made me go - What did I just say? Okay maybe less coffee from now on.

Vincent said...

You mean the gun-totin' chicken cherubs with the skinny scalpel legs? : ) I like them, they look cute and deadly. The perfect combination for those who stand guard around the rose.

Jesse W. Campbell said...

...because I must...

My meandering maxims match meaning in mind. Yes, your gaze is genuine. These gun-totin' chicken cherubs with skinny scalpel legs linger lightly over the sifted salty sands of Saskatoon. Seriously!

I love it when literary devices lift up their shirts and flash the crowd. It makes me hot. Alliteration gone wild! Wait'll you see the DVD I've got of Onomatopoeia. :-O :-)

Truly, this is how empires are built. The Gun-totin' Chicken Cherubs of Saskatoon! I mean REALLY! LMAO!!! This WILL be a drawing. Thank You Vincent! :-P

Vincent said...

Heh, you're quite welcome!

Saskatoon reminds me of some of my favorite city names like: Aluquerque, Schenectady and Murfreesboro. Also, for the longest time, I thought Pascagoula was a name Ray Stevens made up to rhyme with hallelujah :P

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