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Year 9 create mandalas from spring photographs

Year 9 create mandalas from spring photographs

As lockdown draws to a close and we see the first signs of spring, Year 9 have been working on creating mandalas developed from plants as part of their thematic work ‘Natural and Artificial Forms’.  

Traditionally, a mandala is a geometric configuration of symbols, shapes or forms. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. 

Focusing on the work of artist Julia Woodman, who creates elaborate and vivid mandalas from flowers, Year 9 used their own photographs of natural forms and converted them into mandalas using digital graphics software.

See the gallery of Year 9 students' mandalas.