Mandala No. 13

Mandala No. 13
“Mandala No. 13,” watercolors on paper, 2015.

Recently I’ve come across the first Tibetan mandala I remember seeing years ago. When I saw it again with the fresh eyes, I’ve realized that my abstract mandala paintings are missing the square element. The mandala can be interpreted as a symbol of the union of the opposites: the microcosm and the macrocosm, the one and the many, the circle and the square. Without a square, it was missing the crucial symbolic element.

Vjeran Miljenović

The art blog of Vjeran Miljenović
— visual artist working in traditional and digital media.