2016-253 – Orange Slices Mandala

Orange Slices - photo by Bruce Harman
Orange Mandala – photo by Bruce Harman

New Week::New Theme: Orange You Glad

California artist and photographer, Bruce Harman, of Harman Studio, created and photographed this fruitful Orange Mandala, from orange slices, sage leaves, and a grapefruit slice.

Against the black background these colors really pop. And lots of mandala shapes going on starting with the overall layout of the slices, the individual fruit slices themselves, their centers, as well as the round nubby texture of the sage leaves.

View more of Bruce’s photography, murals, paintings and commercial art via his online gallery.

Inspiration For Today

When we look at a whole orange, it appears quite simple in its round structure and design. Peel it and we see a number of orange wedges connected by membranes that keep the wedges together to form a circular structure. Slice it in half vertically, each half appears to have two parts, like a pair of lungs. Slice the orange in half horizontally we see something like what we see her in today’s MotD: multiple triangular wedges forming a star-like pattern in the center, with an outer circle of membrane and peel.

While the juice and taste of an orange is pretty consistent regardless of how we slice it; how it looks, on the other hand, changes because our view of it, our perspective, changes with each way we can open the orange.

Bruce’s Orange Mandala encourages us to see things from all angles, letting go of assumptions based on previous experiences or view points.

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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