2016-004 – Flight Mandala

Flight by Celia Smith
Flight by Celia Smith
Rusty steel wires and birch twigs, tunnock teacake wrappers
200 cm x 200cm

This week’s MotD theme: In the Air

British fine art wire artist, Celia Smith, created this extraordinary work of art entitled “Flight” from rusty steel wires, birch twigs and tunnock teacake wrappers. From those simple pieces she reworked them to present to us a beautiful mandala of delightful birds in flight.

About her art she states:

As other artists use pencil, I use wire as a drawing material. It goes without saying that I am a hoarder of wire. Picking up a rusty piece of metal on a farm track, or finding a squashed electrical cable in a road, are for me, like finding little bits of treasure. … I intentionally seek out old and interesting wires and like using rusty and corroded wires – the patina attracts me. By collecting wires I feel like I am collecting my lines with which to make my drawings – some are bold and thick like a marker pen, others are hair thin like the faintest of pencil lines.

View more of her amazing art via her online gallery.

Inspiration For Today

Celia’s art encourages us to take flight…we’ve hung out on the branches long enough. Trust ourselves, trust our resources. We’re ready.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.


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