String Artwork made of worsted and wood in Mexico city.
Mandalas are sacred string artful works native to Buddhism. The word itself comes from a Sanskrit word meaning “circle,” and “container of essence.
String Art Eye of God (ojo de dios) are rich with symbolism, splurging concentric circles and geometric figures representing the universe and its forces, reminding us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds. Quiet contemplation of their images absorbs the mind so that unpleasant thoughts are unable to get through allowing the observer to reach a higher consciousness or awareness. The result is to prejudice the mind to favor the creative mind to run free.
Mandalas are more than a gift to sight, Carl Jung said that a mandalas symbolize “a safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness.”