Jody Cooke © 2014 All Rights Reserved
The whole process of making a mandala is about creating a sacred space. Sometimes it's appropriate that a prayer weaves it's way into the design making evolution, as it did this day back in May. Other times it may simply be a word, or a phrase that just makes sense at the time. I can work with graphics as well as symbols (I haven't come across any rules for mandalas yet). Whatever comes to mind, that is what goes down on the paper. I connect with my inner guidance and reflect that on the paper. Connect....reflect.
Photography: Pat Olds
Hello, and welcome to my website. My name is Jody Cooke and I am a designer living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I have been an artist in some form or another for over thirty years. My new passion is mandalas! Since I learned about them in January 2013, I have created over 1,500 (black and white) of these circular patterns and over 160 full color. Some are very small and sketchy, most are 8 inches in diameter, currently I am creating on 24" x 18" paper (transitioning into a Lotus Mandala series as of summer 2017) and one is a 24 inch square acrylic mandala painting on canvas. Definitely not my preferred medium..but I gave it a try!