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.
What is a Mandala? A Mandala can be as simple as a circular, geometric pattern, but they also have a long history of use as visual meditation tools in Buddhism, Hinduism, and to a lesser extent, Christianity (think: stained glass). My primary inspiration for this project came from Tibetan Sand Mandalas [Wikipedia], which are sort of like maps of the universe made out of sand. In place of sand, I use pixels and represent each city as its own microcosm. The idea is that everything is connected, from infrastructure to people. Stay tuned for new cities via Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.
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