Maria Karki

Spirit meets technology, American artist living in Bali. In 2005, I started making mandalas. I felt a personal challenge to bring together all my experiences of living and all the physical materials I’ve worked with- into a new personal art world that was universal at the same time. I was deeply drawn to the mandala, the ancient symbol of the spiritual universe. My first mandalas were large sculptural pieces that mashed together my photography, collage, and painting techniques including velatura-Renaissance oil painting in thin layers with Venetian plaster and gold leaf-All overlaid with thin layers of epoxy resin. For the last nine years, I continued to experiment with new forms and techniques as my experience of mandalas deepened. 2014, I was exploring new digital technologies in my photography and art. I seized upon the possibilities of image creation with the new apps for photographers and artists on the iPhone. I began using my iPhone, discovering the photo manipulation apps and creating The Art of Mobility. Since 2014, I’ve created over 300 mandalas on the fly, at cafes, by the beach, on the sofa, anywhere I sat. It was such fun, such freedom to work quickly and intuitively. I found in these mobile apps a moving meditation. It expresses my personal inspirations of spirituality, science and technology. The mandalas for sale here are 10 years of work, 2005-2015. The mandalas are a mix of original art prints, some mandalas are made in photoshop, some mandalas are made in my iPhone. Maria Karki joined Society6 on April 24, 2015

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Spirit meets technology, American artist living in Bali.

In 2005, I started making mandalas. I felt a personal challenge to bring together all my experiences of living and all the physical materials I’ve worked with- into a new personal art world that was universal at the same time. I was deeply drawn to the mandala, the ancient symbol of the spiritual universe.

My first mandalas were large sculptural pieces that mashed together my photography, collage, and painting techniques including velatura-Renaissance oil painting in thin layers with Venetian plaster and gold leaf-All overlaid with thin layers of epoxy resin.

For the last nine years, I continued to experiment with new forms and techniques as my experience of mandalas deepened.

2014, I was exploring new digital technologies in my photography and art. I seized upon the possibilities of image creation with the new apps for photographers and artists on the iPhone. I began using my iPhone, discovering the photo manipulation apps and creating The Art of Mobility. Since 2014, I’ve created over 300 mandalas on the fly, at cafes, by the beach, on the sofa, anywhere I sat. It was such fun, such freedom to work quickly and intuitively. I found in these mobile apps a moving meditation. It expresses my personal inspirations of spirituality, science and technology.

The mandalas for sale here are 10 years of work, 2005-2015. The mandalas are a mix of original art prints, some mandalas are made in photoshop, some mandalas are made in my iPhone.

Maria Karki joined Society6 on April 24, 2015.

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