The turquoise river


Hitchhiking through China for many weeks was in some ways tough and when I  arrived in the North of Laos I had to get used to the heat and humidity. I walked many days through a rainforest, being totally wet and dirty, covered with mud. My tent was half broken and at night many mosquitos and even frogs were inside, shortening significantly my sleep. I hadn’t been able to talk to people for many days. I felt the need for comfort, physically and socially. However when I encountered this turquoise river I fell in love with her colors and was able to put aside all of the turmoil inside of my being and go up in the process of making this mandala.

When you don’t feel all right in certain circumstances, still have patience with yourself and the situation. Have trust everything will come to you in the right moment.

Heaven’s flowers

Heaven’s flowers can be picked as well. ‘Carefully’, because these flowers are fragile too. Luckely, they don’t perish. Heaven’s flowers stay with us forever. Unfortunately, we are not continuously aware of this. It can be like walking through a meadow full of flowers that is overgrown by grasses. However, unprepared and unexpected, we sense the full beauty of a heavenly flower through a color, an odor or maybe even a flower from earth. And like the flower rises up towards the sun, this  encounter lets us travel to a blissful realm where everything is pure, shiny, colorful and in balance. After we ground ourselves on the earth again, we might see flowers everywhere: on the side of the roads and flowers in the sky.The mandala is like the flower wanting to attract your attention. It screams: ‘look at me, go towards my center’. Guided by this art we surrender and get lost in each micro cosmos, reaching the world’s center and also our own. We can use mandalas in our everyday life, like putting flowers on our table in the middle of the room. We pick the flowers that attract us at the very moment. In birth and death different flowers decorate the scenes of our life. Like flowers, mandalas can help us to move through both beautiful and difficult times.Photograph made in the camera using multiple exposure mode.

*Limited editions*
*Of each art work 5 reprints*
Printed on 100% natural cotton according to BCI guidelines and printed with an environmental friendly printer.

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190 cm x 190 cm


Rings inside the hem


100% cotton