Isis, Goddess of Magic and Giver of Life, was considered the ultimate in feminine power by the ancient Egyptians. Wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, she is often depicted with the crown of Hathor, the solar disk surrounded by cow horns.
There is something about symmetry that has always fascinated me, particularly raidial symmetry. This is the symmetry of the mandala. I have been drawing mandalas for many years. The past few years I have taken my photographs of flowers and foliage and used the computer to turn them into what I call "Botanical Mandalas". I intend to spend the year exploring the mandala form and variations on radial symmetry. I plan to keep a journal of my thoughts in this process. Over the course of the year, I hope to create (on average) a new work each week. The blog format is a perfect vehicle to chronicle text and images.