Jody Cooke 2013 © All Rights Reserved
While drawing mandalas, the connection to that quiet part of my mind is like an oasis in a world of physical activity. More and more I travel inwards and each mandala I create takes me to that still place. It is a silent trip to a faraway land where I always hope to meet something outrageous and unexpected. Whether my expectations are met or not becomes irrelevant when the journey becomes the art. And, like a pleasant surprise upon wakening, the mandala I end up with is the roadmap and gift of the trip I just took.
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!