new sounds from old echoes

ankh mandala - October 23, 2014pm

Yet another mandala…

This one featuring a well-known symbol from Ancient Egypt: the ankh.

I must admit, I still not completely clear on the meaning of this symbol–though I have done a bit of reading.

Trouble is, even the experts don’t agree on its meaning.

So, as with all symbols, I’m left with this question: what (if anything) does it mean to me?

I’m still working on the answer. I only know the symbol provokes me—though I don’t find it very appealing.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
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raven mandela - September 5, 2014pm

One more mandala…

Those figures are birds fitted together in a dance…

I guess it’s fair to ask why the lighter ones are not completely white…Wouldn’t white be the proper complement for black?

I forget why I used gray.  In any case, it’s all balanced…

Perhaps that’s the point: to be imperfect and yet, still in balance.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
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