According to Mandala Project, the word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. “It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself–a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.” This spiritual symbolism with deep connection to the Hindu and Buddhist faiths, reflects in the many works of Stephanie. Biffybeans, her alter ego, writes, that her mandalas “are generally created out of frustration.” We say, it’s product of artistic inspiration. We may not be able to graple with its meaning, or reach a transcendental plain, but we can certainly appreciate its aesthetic beauty. This “Ex Metalhead turned Artsy Metaphysical Hippie Chick” from the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania is also into vintage cars and fountain pens. We’re also very curious to hear and dance to the rhytm of her drums, because it looks like she’s a major player.
Flickr photos via Biffybeans