I took this photo of wild dwarf larkspur in magical light just as the sun dropped below the horizon. That time of day always creates a special energy in the air, which I captured in the mandala, titled Magic Portal, that I created from this photo. There’s an interesting backstory with this photo, too. I was literally lying down along the edge of a forested path to take this photo as the light faded when three dogs bounced down the path to smother me with greetings. Their people were mortified that their dogs had interrupted me and had tramped some of the vegetation that I was photographing. As luck would have it, though, the dogs had trampled interfering plants and their greetings resulted in an even better image. The dogs had, in effect, stepped through the magic portal to help me out.
Enjoy this piece as a high-quality 10″ x 10″ giclee print on fine watercolor paper, beautifully prepared in a distressed white wood frame with acid-free, round-cut green 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 artist statement are included on the back.