Published April 24, 2018 9:23PM
Autumn leaves, pine cones and pods provided a palette for children involved in a holiday activity at Eastwoodhill Arboretum yesterday. The young enviro-artists created “mandalas” from nature’s colours at the arboretum.
Mandala is a Sanskrit word for “circle”. In Hinduism and Buddhism, it is a symbol for the universe. Mandala is now a commonly-used term for a circular, radiating, geometric pattern.
The children’s creations have been preserved in photographs.
RADIAL: An outer ring of acorns, pine cones and pebbles surround a radial arrangement of oak leaves tinged with Autumn yellow with a ring of red berries at the centre of one of Evie Stark (left) and Sacha Sims’ designs at the enviro-art workshop held at eastwoodhill yesterday.Picture by Paul Rickard.
Cade Waru created a simple but striking design from long black pods that act as curvilinear spokes inside a wheel of cones in the second of three environmental art holiday workshops at Eastwoodhill Arboretum yesterday. Picture by Paul Rickard
ORBITAL: Red berries seem to orbit Aliyah Lardelli's madala design in which yellow leaves radiate from a circle of acorns. The young enviro-artist has broken with tradition to create an asymmetrical centre from a pod that brings a freeform component to the work. Picture by Paul Rickard
Ethan Lister at the Mandala making at Eastwoodhill.
THE WHEEL: Cade Waru created a simple but striking from long black pods that act as curvilinear spokes inside a wheel of cones in the second of three environmental art holiday workshops at Eastwoodhill Arboretum yesterday.Picture by Paul Rickard