A wonderful artist friend of mine, Victoria Martinez, created this linoleum cut that she printed using a gradation of blue and white water soluble ink on Japanese paper.
In her words:
I designed the butterfly in homage to the Mimbres peoples of the southwest who disappeared. They left beautiful pottery designs. The butterfly is one of the spirit beings who has an affinity with me as told to me by one of my Native American teachers.
The butterfly is known as the keeper of Sacred Places. It is a power you send in before a healing ceremony to bless the place.
I love the pattern, power and beauty of this mandala. You can tell it is something very special.
If you would like your mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read how on the Participate page. It’s easy!