These mages are from a sketchbook I started back in 2010. At the time I was processing many ideas of transformation, new growth, and fresh opportunities in my life. It was two years before we were finally able to move to Oregon. The intention in my mind was set, I had started searching for a property online. These were done during that stressful time, during 2010 and 2011. All except the last one, which is from December of 2017, another stressful time when we are preparing to move from the property purchased in 2012 to another, as yet unknown, location. What would my art be without change?
I set the circular mandala shape as a framework. It is symbolic of cycles and it is a comfortable shape for me. Each drawing is a quick study, a musing, a symbolic representation of my state of emotions and mind at that moment. There are quite a few pages left in the book. The intention is to finish it, come what may.