Found Object Mandalas

“Mandala is a Sanskrit word:  manda= essence, la=within; it is a circle that contains the essence. The mandala symbolizes the laws of the universe and, since man is a microcosm of the universe, many cultures believe that the mandala also symbolizes the human soul.” I’ve been drawn to Mandalas ever since I witnessed a group of Tibetan Buddhist Monks making a traditional sand mandala on the ground. The idea of creating such a beautiful work of art and then destroying it in order to symbolize the transitory nature of life intrigued me. Because of that formative experience, I’ve made mandalas intermittently over the years in different forms. Only recently have I delved into the mandalas fully as a way to meld my love for design, spirituality, and the need to create some sort of order and meaning out of so much chaos in the world. In this most recent series of mandala photographs, my intention is to arrange ordinary objects in a pattern that becomes sacred, where the everyday turns divine, the enticing now exquisite.

Candy Mandalas

Mandala is a Sanskrit word: manda= essence, la=within; it is a circle that contains the essence. The mandala symbolizes the laws of the universe and, since man is a microcosm of the universe, many cultures believe that the mandala also symbolizes the human soul.

My intention with these Candalas is to arrange everyday sweets in a pattern which becomes sacred, where delicious turns divine, the enticing now exquisite.

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Mandala Diptych

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Parallel Landscapes

These pieces are inspired by horizons. The Parallel Landscape Series is an intuitive interpretation of the many landscapes I saw and experienced while living abroad. They are a way to comprehend all that occurs simultaneously and yet exists uniquely for each of us. "Sunday" and "Double Landscape" are on display in the office of Maison International, 119 W 23rd St, Ste 801, New York City.

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Zilpa Vipra Paintings

Zilpa Vipra- sanskrit for "inspired art". These paintings were created during summer yoga classes at Yogani Studios in Tampa, Florida.

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Post-Marriage Portraits

These photos were taken as part of a series to document my experience going through the end of my marriage in Budapest, Hungary. Photography by Nannette Vinson.

Pepto Bismol Commercial

I was cast to be the "casting director" for this Pepto  Bismol commercial shot in Budapest.   My job was to teach all of the 'contestants' to say "Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Upset Stomach, Diarrhea" and cheer them on as they auditioned. Most of the people did not speak a lick of English.  This project took all day and was hilarious as well as somewhat heartbreaking since these people had no idea that they were the brunt of the joke.

True Confessions of a Dyke's Daughter

True Confessions of a Dyke’s Daughter, 2 channel video installation, Vietnam Veteran’s Art Museum, Chicago, 2005.

Excerpt of "True Confessions of a Dyke's Daughter", Video Installation, 2005