Thursday, April 16, 2009
Boneyard Arts Festival: Mandala and Chakra Paintings by Evelyne Tardy
Mandala is the Sanskrit word for “circle”, and it also means “whole”, “center”, and “self”. It is a visual image created in a circle, and many cultures throughout history have used mandalas as a source of inspiration and/or meditation. Each painting Evelyne Tardy creates is created in the mandala form.
Mandalas are known for their healing characteristics. By placing them in your environment to look at and reflect upon, one can bring certain inspirational qualities into their awareness.
Evelyne began creating mandalas spontaneously in her artwork in 1993. Approximately seven years later she began to purposefully create them with specific symbols and colors to promote positive feelings and healing attributes.
Come and view her paintings at Beads N Botanicals during the Boneyard Arts Festival through May 30th. Beads N Botanicals is located at 117 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL 61801. Phone: 217-365-9355.