Tim Bachman Mandala Exhibit at the The Arts Castle
The show is on now through January 12, 2018. http://artscastle.org/exhibits/
The Arts Castle is exhibiting over 35 of my mandala art and nine kinetic sculptures.
As part of my mandala series, these pieces explore the possible shapes made from various living creatures. An insect wing, marsupial torso, twin goat's heads and a fish tale. The notion is to create an overall design that is appealing and yet somewhat disturbing when the viewer tries to interpret the individual pieces that make up the whole.
This is one of a series of mandalas using the human form. In this version I have introduced shadows as part of the design. I photographed the model with two light sources and created overlapping shadows. I wanted the shadows to have more life by fading the forms from dark to "light" and overlapping the model's arm at one point. Adding color in my mandalas is a balance between depicting the human form in a more natural color or blending the coloration to bring out the design.