Man Vs Nature Mandalas
I spend the day exploring a public, natural environment, such as the woods, the local riverbanks, fields, or beaches. I search for, gather, and collect evidence of humans interfacing with sacred natural spaces, and also search for what gets let behind by nature itself as it moves through its own natural life cycles. Once I've gathered enough of whatever reveals itself on a given day, whether by human neglect or natural deposit, I create an intuitive, meditative response, speaking to the conversation between human and earth in that specific time and place. I remove and dispose of the litter and man-made materials after documenting and leave the organic materials in formation as an ephemeral offering and experience.