2016-200 – Reflections of My Eye Mandala

Reflections of My Eye by Randy DeGraw
Reflections of My Eye by Randy DeGraw

This Week’s MotD Theme: Sticks & Stones

A customer describes Michigan-born, Australian-resident, Randy DeGraw, as a modern day furniture maker with an artisan’s approach. He creates wood & stone functional furniture, objet d’art and ornamental art.

For this stunning piece he used wood, Boogaroo gold leaf & gem stones.  I love the abstract look of the overall sculpture, with the symmetry and asymmetry of the bright color gemstones floating in and around the center gold leaf vortex all upon and in a vertically-lined wooden background. The whole effect pulls me directly into the “eye.”

Reflections of My Eye by Randy DeGraw
detail: Reflections of My Eye
by Randy DeGraw

About his art he states:

Sharing what I do sustains my passion for creating furniture and art. Woodworking is not just what I do, it is an expression of who I am. Whether it’s making a simple box or a board room table, every project I undertake provides the opportunity to create a lasting memento.  Building it clean, strong and elegant to provide pleasure and value for generations.

View more of Randy’s amazing sculptures via his online gallery.

Inspiration For Today

Randy’s sculpture reminds us that in everything we do, let it be a true expression of who we really are.

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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