Arty Act: Nature Mandala
Each of us has our own ‘sacred sites’ – those places that are embedded in our lives, and associated with a sense of rapture, of connection to a realm beyond the mundane. In this activity, artist Belinda Allen invites you to use images of your own special nature places to create a mandala.
You will need:
• 4 prints of one image of a natural landscape (as below).
• A piece of heavy paper or card at least 4 times as large as your image. For a postcard size image, you will need paper that is a little larger than A4.
• Ruler and pencil.
• Some glue (glue stick, paper glue, PVA or spray adhesive), or thin double-sided tape.
Get to know Belinda Allen
Belinda Allen has worked for many years in a variety of photographic and digital media, sometimes incorporating painting, drawing and sculptural assemblage. She lives in Bundeena in the Royal National Park south of Sydney, and shows her work in solo and group exhibitions locally and nationally.
Image: Courtesy Belinda Allen.