Energetic Mandalas are multi-layered, vibrant and subtle visual experiences.
Sri Yantra Center Hall Cottage with Marigolds and Okra
Sri Yantra formed by nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from the bindu, forming smaller triangles symbolic of the entire cosmos, expressing non-duality. This is surrounded by a lotus of eight petals, a lotus of sixteen petals, and an earth square resembling a temple with four doors.
Tantra Mandala, 2 Houses
At the center is the creative energy of the universe, and blueprints of a sidehall shotgun house and a single shotgun house, gardens in the imagery and style of Tibetan sand painting, and surrounded by adinkra symbols, primarily Eban symbolizing love, safety and security, that comes from pure energy of non grasping.
Sunflower Cottage Mandala
Vibrant energy radiates from the central sunflower, and radiating lotus petals. At the center is a blueprint of a center hall cottage built in the late 1800's throughout the American South and Carribean. Marigolds and Okra plants all grow locally in New Orleans
Rasta Center Hall Cottage
This is a center hall cottage mandala, the inside of the house surrounded by the four elevations of the house, as a blessing for creating sacred space, through the spiritual wisdom of Adinkra from Ghana. GYE NYAME is throughout Ghana, and expresses the deep Omnipotence of God. Akoko Nan : Hen's feet, Nurturing (literally a mother hen steps on her chicks but does not hurt them). KETE PA : A good bed. Good marriage, love and faithfulnes. Fihankra: House compound - safety and security in a home. Bese Saka: Sack of cola nuts - Abundance, unity. Surrounding the house: Aya : fern- resourcefulness and endurance. Nyame Nti : (fern) by the grace of God. EBAN : fence - protection, security, safety. Nssa : hand woven cloth or basket. Excellence, genuiness, authenticity. Osram Ne Nsoroma : Sun and moon, Harmony, Love, faithfulness. Bless
This is a mandala about the here and now, and expansive public space. Centered in the park in the Square, the statue is replaced by the emptiness and radiating energy of a mandala, the river is flowing on one side, the basillica in the front, the pontalba apartments on the side.