I've been working on this mandala for some time now; it was one that I had to put away for a bit and come back to. It's created with layers of drawings, vintage book illustrations and ephemera, old printer’s ornaments, and paint.
The Passion Flower symbolizes the sacred in all things, and passion in every sense of the word. This spectacular flower represents opening yourself completely to explore the innermost sacred passions of your heart. Passion Flower climbs high toward the heavens with joyful, curling tendrils, and encourages you to do the same.
The first time I saw a Passion Flower I was 25, and it was so shocking and otherworldly that I thought it was an alien flower that had crash-landed on a spaceship! I've been somewhat obsessed with them since, and recently saw some at the Butterfly Pavilion Exhibit at the Natural History Museum. They were covered in beautiful butterflies!
Prints are available in the shop, and I have one up in my studio to remind me to stay aligned with the passions in my heart :)