Virtual: Drawing Together Past

June 25, 2020
12:00a–12:00a

Vik Muniz. HeLa pattern 15 (Colonies), 2014. Digital c-print. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Exhibited in Encircling the World, 2016, MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries.

June 20th marked the summer solstice, and the longest day of the year, in the Northern Hemisphere. This week for Drawing Together we’re celebrating the summer solstice by drawing a mandala inspired by the sun. 

What is a mandala? In Sanskrit, mandala is the word for a circular design. Found in Hindu, Buddhist, and Native American traditions mandalas are colorful creations that refer back to sacred geometry. They often aid in meditative practices. 

1. Start by drawing circles within circles. Use a compass or trace plates and cups available in your kitchen.

Drawing Together Summer Solstice Mandala 1

2. Hold your gaze at the center of the innermost circle for one minute. 
3. Let the lines of the outside circles guide you. Design patterns and textures until the entire drawing is filled in to make your own mandala.

Tiffany Doggett. Mandala, 2020
Tiffany Doggett ’20. Mandala, 2020.

Remember to share your creations with us and each other by tagging @maamboston or #MAAMDrawingTogether.

We will post our Drawing Together prompts every Thursday.

Vik Muniz. HeLa pattern 15 (Colonies), 2014. Digital c-print. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Exhibited in Encircling the World, 2016, MassArt Bakalar & Paine Galleries.

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The MAAM site is set in MAAM Sans drawn by Nick Sherman (MassArt ’06), Beatrice by Sharp Type, and Stellar by Pangram Pangram.

The site was designed by MassArt alumnæ at Moth Design, written by 43,000 Feet, and developed by pod consulting.

“Our People” shot by Dolphin Photography.