British Themed Mandala
Title: Mind the Gap
Date of Construction: December 29, 2019
This nostalgic art is called, "Mind the Gap". It is composed of hundreds of items that are iconic for England. The center is a symbol of the Royal Air Force with shields and english gentlemen. Police boxes harken TV shows like Dr. Who with an outer ring of Beatles Yellow Submarine playing cards. The work is created on a foundation of Baltic Birch and pieces are hand made by laser cutting and staining. Each carefully crafted piece is carefully positioned to create an overall pattern that draws the work together to be pleasing to the eye. The items are meticulously placed with industrial-grade adhesive, with the construction beginning in the center and working outward to the final, outer edge. The construction process takes place over several weeks. The completed pattern is then sealed using four coats of epoxy resin, which creates a shimmer and protects the work. The resin allows the work to be fully appreciated both visually and tactfully, as one can safely experience the texture of the individual pieces by tracing a finger over the hundreds of different textured pieces. This work is a beautiful way to inspire and calm your essential spaces.