Paper sculpture

I have always been interested in culture, heritage and craftsmanship, and I think this project combines all these.

Mandalas, usually painted in flat surfaces and used in meditation, represent 3D palaces where each element has a specific significance.
I wanted to reinterpret and recreate a palace that could be contemplated from any angle, allowing the viewer to discover new layers of information and details by going around the piece.

This mandala is a mix of all the things I like, with elements from Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism, like lotuses and their symbolism or the Gayatri Mantra.

I began by studying traditional mandalas’ composition, then removing elements and adding new ones.
I then designed each layer, and looked for the right color combinations that would convey peace, and invite to meditation.

Bespoke frame by @artgtaphicsuk

The video was edited and designed by my super talented friend @analivier , an artistic muse for me since we met in 2012