Mandala art to me is very freestyle, since the classical Indian
Sanskrit language only loosely defines 'mandala' as 'circle'. A mandala
image seems to suggest that you participate actively in the viewing, to
mentally stretch your imagination into the realm of the spiritual.
A circular image can suggest wholeness, a cosmic inclusiveness in the
infinite, even the suggestion that all reality is upheld by a personal
God, since by necessity a mandala expresses the personal uniqueness of
the artist. Surly God, the creator, controller and upholder of the
universe of universes at the very least must be personal, after all,
God invented personality.
Eastern religion's view of the world represented by the mandala has
begun to emerge in some Western religious and secular cultures. And,
with this web site, I suggest that the very personal expression of the
artist in creating a unique spiritual vision in the form of a mandala
symbolically represents a personal God that uses all reality as the
canvas of his expression of love. This thought can serve as a
meditation for the mandala artist.
My name is Stephen Beam and I have created these 23 mandalas with
varying levels of success. I hope you find something here that you
enjoy and that exercises your spiritual imagination and inspires
meditation on the First Source and Center, the Father of Lights.
On the left is the entire
mandala galleries collection. You can select from this thumbnail
gallery or from the drop down menus on the menu bar.
Reading the images from left to right, as in reading this sentence, the
mandalas are in order from 'mandala 0' to 'mandala 22'.
mandala art on this site is created by Stephen Beam and is intended for
display on this web site exclusively. Downloading this art is permitted
but it is for your personal use only and not for public display in any