Illuminated Mandala

The art of the illumination manuscripts and the decorative elements within them, can be traced as far back as the Egyptian Book of the Dead made in 1310 B.C.. Kings,Emperors,and the monasteries of the Middle Ages thru the early Renaissance periods.

The illuminated manuscript primarily was created by monastery monks and illuminated manuscript art studios that were commissioned by royalty to document their history.Without the art of illumination and calligraphy to document history the very existence of the greek and Roman Culture might have been lost forever.

Mandalas were created in China,India,and the East to represent, illustrate,and to tell the stories of spiritual enlightenment in the cosmos.Mandala are chiefly characterized by geometric designs that are mirror images of themselves and are connected through the shape of an unbroken circle.

I have combined these two trains of thought to tell a story about the endangered species of our planet Earth.To illuminated mean to become enlightened. Please enjoy the Illuminated Mandala Gallery.

Item#021/CA/HigherPurpose
Title: Higher Purpose
Original: 20 x 20 on Board
Client: Patricia Gaza Pinto
Owner of : transformotion.com in Irvine California.
Description: Higher Purpose was created for client for their health and wellness center
in Irvine California. Client has a special connection to Red-tailed Hawks. The piece was
put together with both cultural and nature influences from Mexico and The Amazon.
Materials:Egg Tempera,Gouache,Gold Mica Paint,Calligraphy Inks and raised 23k gold leaf.

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Item#003Dreamer/Illuminated Mandala
Title: Dreamer
Original: 20 x 20 True Gesso Panel
Medium: Egg Tempera, Raised 23k Gold Leaf Letters, Gold Mica Powder Paint,
on 20×20 true gesso panel.
Description: I began to create “Dreamer,” with The Beatles, “Imagine,” lyrics by John Lennon. The
Lyrics by John Lennon I choose from Imagine say “You may say that I am a Dreamer,
but I am not the only one.” was one of my father’s favorite songs.
The center tree symbolizes a Tree of Life. In the center of the tree is a dreamcatcher
with a Laguna Beach landscape of Main Beach. All seeing eye of mother nature in the
center of the dreamcatcher is hoping for the Earth’s precious bird species to be safe at
last.

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Item # 002. Original : Peace on Earth Mandala
Title: Peace on Earth
Original: 20 x 20 True Gesso Panel
Medium: Egg Tempera, Raised 23k Gold Leaf Letters, Gold Mica Paint, True Gesso
panel.
Description: California Species Featured in “Peace on Earth:
Peace on Earth,” features 29 of California’s most endangered or threatened
wildlife species. Peace on Earth also features natural flora and fauna which grace
the natural habitats of California.

Peace on Earth California Endanger and Threatened Species List:

Ocean Mammals: Orca /Killer Whale,Humpback Whale,Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Bottle-nose
Dolphin,Stellar Sea Lion.

Reptiles: Green Sea Turtle.

Fish: Atlantic Salmon,Great White Shark.

Mollusk: Chamber Nautilus.

Cnidarian: Pacific Coast Jelly Fish.

Insects: Laguna Mountain Skipper(butterfly), Mission Blue Butterfly,Checker Spotted Butterfly,
Calliope Silver Spotted Butterfly,Honey Bee and American Burying Beatle.

Amphibian: California Tiger Salamander, Shoulder Band Snail Crustaceans: Purple Crab
Birds:California Condor,Brown Pelican,Northern Spotted Owl.

Coral Reefs: Stag Horn Coral.

Featured Wildflowers: Seaside Daisy, Pointed Reyes Meadow-foam,Baby Blue
Eyes, Blue Eyed Grass, California Poppy (State Wildflower).

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