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Art of the Day: Monday March 21, 2016

Pua Lani O Kaua'i

- by Nadean O'Brien

This week's theme: Mandalas

A mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल, lit, circle) is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Indian religions, representing the universe. In common use, "mandala" has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe. - Wikipedia

Art: Pua Lani O Kaua'i by Artist Nadean O'Brien
This beautiful mandala was commissioned in honor of a 50th Birthday Celebration that took place on Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands in April 2008 with eleven family members in attendance. The name (Pua Lani O Kaua'i) is literally heaven's flower of Kauai.

The Flower of Life design is over six thousand years old and is constructed of multiple overlapping circles, with the center of each circle on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter. Throughout human history, it has symbolized perfect form, proportion and harmony. It is considered by many to be sacred geometry that depicts the fundamental forms of space and time, or to contain a type of Akashic Record of basic information of all living things.

For the recipient of this mandala, the painting will always recall memories of an auspicious occasion on the Garden Island with its fragrant blossoms, star-spangled nights, sandy beaches and surf as well as a joyful gathering of the clan that included zip lining over verdant rain forests and surfing lessons with champion Titus Kinimaka.

If you would like to commission an original Flower of Life mandala in your choice of theme, size, colors and semi-precious gems to commemorate a special occasion or an event in your life, I would be pleased to discuss this with you or answer any questions through any of my contact links. This image is presently not available as a print or giclée.

Detail Image

Detail Image for art Pua Lani O Kaua'i

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