A gif of the exhibition title, Ambrosia, in Hoss Sharp with various glyphs and images shuffling and replacing random letters in the word.

Jaya Matteis

A glyph of a crayon.

Mind Full of Mandalas

Mandalas have surrounded me and my creative practice constantly, whether or not I have always been aware of this phenomenon. I have incorporated these forms into my work and free time since I was quite young. Mandalas represent wholeness. Balance. Unity. Self-actualization. In researching their psychological and spiritual powers and realizing their impact on my own being, I have allowed my lifetime of artwork to come full circle.

Mediums explored throughout this process include henna paste, Processing 4, Procreate, watercolor paper, bookbinding materials, and a secondhand silk saree.

Mind Full of Mandalas serves as documentation of my interactions with mandala forms since before my birth and continuing indefinitely.

An image of a mandala, a circular form with repeated patterns radiating outward. The shape is made of a white circular background and burnt orange lines making up the radial designs. The background of the image is burnt orange with a pale orange, rounded frame."
Handwritten signature from Jaya Matteis in a golden brown color.