Gay Brunt Miller
My primary art form is called a mandala--a meditative art form within in a circle. It is a way of engaging and expressing a different part of my being—less cognitive and word-driven and more intuitive and emotive. Some are very personal, expressing my deepest feelings. Others are pure relaxation and a creative outlet.
With roots in ancient Buddhist and Hindu practices, mandalas are also widely incorporated into Christian art. Many stained glass windows in churches incorporate mandalas.
Beginning with a compass, I draw the large outer circle. Most often I find myself staring at the circle for some time until I get a sense of what that particular mandala “wants to be” and what colors I am drawn to use. Rarely do I begin with a specific design in mind. Rather, the design emerges a step at a time. I think I am often as surprised as anyone by the finished product. I work with markers, ink, and in some cases, pencil (primarily used for shading effects).
Recently I have begun incorporating more Zentangle® patterns into my mandalas (known as Zendalas) as well as creating other Zentangle® inspired art (not necessarily in a circle).
I hope you enjoy my art…as much as I enjoy making it!” – Gay Brunt Miller
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