Alhambra Mandala by Saffi

294 – Alhambra Mandala

From Saffi, of Saffi Land, we have this beautiful neutral-colored mandala which she created based on a picture of a beautiful carved wall tile from the Alhambra Palace in Spain. I love how Saffi took a very complex image and turned it into a delicate mandala, making it more soothing with the warm earthy colors.

Angels and Devils by M.C. Escher

70 – Angels and Devils Mandala

I have a personal attachment to today’s MotD.

It was while visiting (twice) an M.C. Escher exhibit in Portland Oregon a few years back, where I came face-to-face with this piece, Angels and Devils, and became immediately inspired to expand my style of mandala designs from symmetry/asymmetry to hyperbolic tessellations.