Photo Collage, Adobe After Effects
"In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of aspirants and adepts, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction.
In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe."
Inspired by traditional mandalas found in Hinduism and Buddhism, these animations combine traditional collage materials of photo cutouts and digital manipulation tools like duplicating, overlaying, and simple animation. The spinning movement references the wheel of life that also appears in buddhism, or the wheel of fortune found in western mythology.