Found Object Mandalas Made from Game Pieces and Ephemera by John Gutoskey
Exploring the media of assemblage and found objects, artist John Gutoskey creates beautiful mandalas made from salvaged game pieces and various ephemera. These assemblages are intricately crafted, large scaled works that reference the geometric designs intended to symbolize the universe in Buddhist and Hindu practices. Via his website, "These mandalas–concentric diagrams–have spiritual and ritual significance. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction."