As a test of the traditional to digital workflow, I designed the Photoshop shape layers over the scanned drawing from my mandala diary. Working on this design kicked me into the flow, I’ve lost the track of time.
“Enlightenment IV” represents a close-up of the Buddha at the moment of his enlightenment.
In this painting the square becomes more prominent, more present, but it’s still unstable, still shimmering, still becoming.
The squaring of the circle is as much a reference to the mandala design as it is to the alchemy. I was introduced to both mandala and alchemy images through the books of Carl Gustav Jung.