WEEKEND 1: HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
OCT 12-13, HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD
San Francisco, CA 94124
My cut paper pieces have taken the Mandala to its simplest form. Using words, symbols, colors, and sometimes pure white, by their labor intensive nature, they are meditations in the creation
Jung recognized that the urge to make mandalas emerges during moments of intense personal growth. Their appearance indicates a profound re-balancing process is underway in the psyche. The result of the process is a more complex and integrated personality.
"The mandala serves a conservative purpose—namely, to restore a previously existing order. But it also serves the creative purpose of giving expression and form to something that does not yet exist, something new and unique.”
—Jungian analyst Marie Louise von Franz, C. G. Jung: "Man and His Symbols," p. 225
Creating mandalas helps stabilize, integrate, and re-order inner life.
According to the psychologist David Fontana, its symbolic nature can help one "to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness with the ultimate unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises.
I leave it to the viewer to find their own meaning in the Mandalas.