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Mandala - The Circle of Completion

            The Mandala (Sanskrit for "circle" or "completion") has a long history and is Lucy Bloom recognized for its deep spiritual meaning and representation of wholeness. Mandalas are found among the most ancient art forms created by human beings. It is thought that they express worshipful awe of nature's cycles and the mysteries of life and death. "From Native American and Tibetan sand paintings to Gothic rose windows and Hindu yantras, mandalas are used as symbols for meditation, protection and healing" (Clare Goodwin 1996). The alternation of day and night, the ever-changing moon, and the rhythms of the seasons are aptly expressed by circular designs. These natural occurrences became the foundation for a worldview based on circles.
             In my Mandala you'll see what I like or what I do. It will basically tell you who I am or who I was. This Mandala piece will also reveal my surroundings from the past and how it changed me. In this image, it will show my interest in anime, Japanese music (from anime or other artists) Metal (Three Days Grace, Korn, and Linkin Park, etc.) Rock, (Evanescence, Skillet, Fall Out Boy, and Breaking Benjamin, etc.) Country (Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift) the color black, unhealthy foods; such as junk food, journal entries or writing in a diary, and my interest in supernatural beings; such as vampires and ghouls. In my Mandala it will also address my personalities, like being nice, straight forward, friendly, serious, calm, and aggressive. Basically all types of emotions when it comes to certain events. I consider myself somewhat athletic. I used to play basketball all the time in gym, when I was in 6th grade. Then gradually, I started taking a different turn, and it was soccer. Apparently I liked kicking. Then in 9th grade, I started playing Badminton, honestly I would say I was one of the best players. I'm not trying to brag. I would play off easy and then when I get bored or when my opponent gets bored I would take things to the next level and play harder.

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