The end and the beginning
Original mandala: felt pen, metal pen
12in x 12in (30cm x 30cm)
Digital version background: Photoshop
Various sizes and formats
FROM LOVE WE ARE BORN and to love we shall return, and so we spin out from the source and back in again on a never-ending spiral of hearts. This great galaxy of love is ultimately more real than those made of stars and darkness, although it appears as a child's drawing in bright colours and simple shapes.
It seems a sweet fantasy, a soft funnel of hearts like cushions, like some children's game to fall down into the centre of and bounce around in for a while, safely protected from the world by a wall of padded hearts. Yet, if we could only see this reality, live from within this reality, then how much softer and safer the world would become.