Mandala for my Alma Mater
Jody Cooke © 2014 All Rights Reserved
There aren't many words for all the emotion that went into this mandala. My years at East Carolina University are some of the finest I have ever lived and they will always hold a most cherished place in my heart. From the beginning days when I was a freshman and everything was so new and exciting all the way to my senior art show and graduation, I loved my days in Greenville, NC. This mandala is a reflection on those times that I hold so dear. Purple and gold were naturally chosen to color in the elements for these are the colors of my university. Other than that, the rest was simply one big long contemplation about times gone by and the memories that remain. I sit, breathe, draw, reflect and I am transported back in time with nothing short of joy, and longing sometimes too, for a place in my past. This is a mandala for those treasured days.
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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!