This mandala is a little bit Gothic, a little bit Pennsylvania Dutch. Gothic because it, like Etched Fronds, is a darker piece. Pennsylvania Dutch because the design evokes the hex signs that Amish farmers paint on their barns to deter evil spirits. The photo that inspired this piece was of a beautiful black and white wasp on goldenrod blooms against a steely gray sky. I don’t often completely change the palette of the original photo when I create a mandala, but in this case I certainly did. If you look carefully, you’ll see the wasp duplicated along the edge of the mandala, but it’s no longer possible to discern goldenrod here.
Enjoy this piece as a high-quality 10″ x 10″ giclee print on fine watercolor paper, beautifully prepared in a golden brown wood frame with acid-free, round-cut cream mat and UV acrylic glazing. The finished size is approximately 12″ x 12″, 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 a nice size. A copy of the original photo and the story of the piece are included on the back.