You can almost heard the cricket and katydid song just looking at this mandala. I took the photo that is the basis of this work at the West Virginia Botanic Garden in Morgantown, West Virginia. It was early August and the insect song had only been rolling for a few weeks. I found gorgeous lacy Queen Anne’s lace and goldenrod at trail’s edge and took shot several photos including the one that inspired this piece and the one from which Feeling Waspish sprang. I have a strange love/hate relationship with this time of year. The air feels expectant and warm, but the song of the insects provides the first reminder than the flowers will soon fade in deference to winter. A long, bright goodbye until next year.
Enjoy this piece as a high-quality 14″ x 14″ giclee print on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper, beautifully prepared in a subtlety marbled brown wood frame with acid-free, round-cut green mat and UV acrylic glazing. The finished size is 16″ x 16″, including the frame; big enough to allow you to dive in and really enjoy all the fine detail of the mandala. If you plan to use or gift this mandala as a mediation piece, this is the perfect size. A copy of the original photo and the story of the piece are included on the back.