Two weeks ago, four people, two dogs, a canoe, and all of our stuff drove out west in a jeep and found ourselves in a new home. Stopping in Glacier National Park, we soaked in the natural beauty of a land inhabited by bears which we gleefully yelled away. This new world is a blank canvas. What we will do here and who we will become is up to us but one thing I have defined is the 72x44in canvas that will adorn our living room.
A Yantra is a sacred diagram used in Eastern mysticism to balance the mind or focus it on spiritual concepts. The act of wearing, depicting, enacting and/or concentrating on a yantra is held to have spiritual or astrological or magical benefits in the Tantric traditions of the Indian religions.
As I attempted to recreate these geometries, I was perplexed by the asymmetrical symmetry of it. The faint lines behind the triangles are my original attempt. The colors in the washed out background were my mixed emotions. The red in the top left corner is all that is left of my anger. The blue in the bottom left is all that remains of my sadness. Creating this piece has helped me through some emotionally turbulent times and makes me want to teach therapeutic art classes.