February 2016 In Hindu and Buddhist symbolism a mandala is a circular figure representing the universe, communicating unity and harmony to those who seek balance.
Inspired, Neal Peterson creates his very own mandalas based on the look and feel of cities that hold a special place in his heart. Each design englobes its own elaborate pattern and set of colours, yet they all connect and blend into each other at a higher level.
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Neal Peterson is an American artist based in Minneapolis whose work is influenced by his travels around the globe. In 2016, Peterson began creating large-scale collages of cities composed of original street photography. Combining iconic architecture, natural elements, graffiti and more, his Urban Mandalas capture the blossoming, fractal nature of cities. With Buddhist art as inspiration, these kaleidoscopic microcosms represent the oneness and connectivity of a city and its people. Each design is unique in its details, but the form remains the same throughout the series, illustrating our commonalities and collective humanity.