I began creating mandalas many years ago, both as a result of my own meditation practice and a desire to integrate my art making into that practice. Rather than traditional symbols or deities, my mandalas focus on kaleidoscopic details of nature which are often mandalas in their own right.
Moving back and forth from the mandala work to my other paintings allows me a visual flexibility in my art practice that spills over into my life helping me to become more spontaneous in my daily experiences.
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Guest Artist Bio
Linda Laino is an artist, writer and teacher who has been making art in one form or another for over 35 years. Holding an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, she enjoys playing with words as much as form and color. Since 2012, she has resided in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where the surreal atmosphere and sensuous colors have wormed their way into her paintings. She is available for mandala mural commissions. Finding beautiful things on the ground is a favorite pastime.
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