Urban Mandalas are photo collages that pay tribute to cities and neighborhoods around the world. The images are a mix of iconic architecture, natural landscapes, public sculptures, and graffiti—all shot on location (except Pyongyang which is made from satellite imagery). Mandalas can be defined simply as a circular, geometric pattern, but they also have a long history of use as an artistic meditation tool in Buddhism, Hinduism, and to a lesser extent, Christianity. My primary inspiration comes from Tibetan Sand Mandalas and the principle of oneness. These mandalas represent the principle that all people and things are connected. Beyond the philosophical/spiritual, these collages are a about the love for cities and their rapid, fractal growth. New cities are always shared first via Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter. Contact me if you'd like to commission a new city.
Press: Vice Creators, This Works, Elle Decor (Italy), Harper's Bazaar (Serbia), Domus (Italy), Eigen & Huis (Netherlands), City Pages Minneapolis, Dapper Dan Magazine, Radar (France), Scout Magazine (Canada), Vancouver Courier (Canada), Midwest Home Magazine, Minnesota Monthly