Magma Chamber Mandala Fine Art Print – Magma Chamber

$49.00

Magma chamber mandala fine art print is 12″ by 12″ on cotton rag, acid-free paper. Created from a photo of an extremely vibrant orange daylily growing in my gardens on Pleasant Hill near Morgantown, West Virginia. This piece carries so much fiery energy. It’s a great piece for contemplation when you’re looking to reinvigorate or celebrate your passion and creativity.

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Magma chamber mandala fine art print on acid-free cotton rag paper using pigment inks. Print is 12" by 12" with 1" white border, exactly as shown. Prints are wrapped in tissue, sandwiched between sheets of cardboard or backer board, and shipped flat in a stiffened bubble mailer. Free shipping with tracking and insurance is included.

About the Paper. I print on Aurora Art Natural 250 paper. Aurora is made from cotton linters. These linters are considered "recovered fibers" by the EPA, so this paper is a sustainable choice in that regard. The paper has a natural, warm white tone and semi-smooth surface, so has enough tooth to hold plenty of ink while producing a sharp image.

About the Inks. I use pigment inks, which resist fading. If you frame your print using UV acylic or glass and hang it away from bright light, the chances of it fading before fifty years have elapsed is very low. Your print will stay vibrant throughout your lifetime and beyond.

About the Art. I created this art piece, titled Magma Chamber, while completing an online course covering the geology of the U.S. National Parks. So many of our parks, especially those out west, are volcanic in nature. As I worked my way through 36 lectures, I was exposed to almost endless craters, calderas, and, most importantly, animations of magma chambers forming deep in the earth. I took the course as an escape from brutally hot and humid weather that made my day job at a greenhouse almost (okay, beyond almost) unbearable. When I decided to create a new mandala, I was naturally drawn to hot colors and chose a photo of a bright orange daylily as the kernal of my new piece. Magma chambers appeared immediately in this piece, dozens of them almost exactly as portrayed in the course I was taking. In the finished piece, they're feeding a pool of liquid fire at center. This mandala is a commemoration of my own personal summer of '22, but with climate change in full upswing everywhere, there's a more universal statement here. That being said, I'm adding it to my environmental catacylsm series. Beyond the ecological connection, this piece carries the powerful energy of self-actualization and is a good pick when trying to tap more deeply into your creative potential. You can read more about this artwork in the essay I posted to introduce it.

This design is also availabe as a square fine art card.

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Dimensions12 × 12 × 05 in

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Linda Gribko is an avid gardener, naturalist, author, artist, and photographer living just outside Morgantown, West Virginia, on a one-acre property she calls Yellow Bird's Rest. She's been gardening since the age of three, when she was put to work plucking rocks from the family vegetable patch, and was gifted her first growlight set-up at the age of eight. Linda is best known for her wildflower photography and the digital mandala art she creates from her nature photos, but is also a mixed media artist and published author. Her quirky first novel, "Giving Voice to Dawn", was published in November 2016 and was followed up with "The Lion's Apprentice" in June 2020. The series follows the magical romp of a woman plucked by the Universe from the cubicles of Corporate America and dropped into the crease between "this world and that" where Spirit Animals carry messages, disembodied voices spout wisdom, and you never know who might show up to walk you back home.

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