Madala portrait

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  1. J.Kendall

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    Anyone have any experience making one? I have to make one for my intro to Visual Art class, and my professor told me that I could do it using film. Help?
     
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    I have done Mandala's with coloured sand, but have not heard of a Madala. What makes this type of portrait unique?
     
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    Sorry...misspelling. It is a Mandala portrait.
     
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    So you are going to make a portrait out of sand and film (or video) the process? What aspect of the project do you need help with?

    This is what I do with my students:
    - We watch a ritual mandala being made and destroyed by monks.
    - We talk out the impermanence of all things and relate the discussion to what is important in our own lives. It is interesting that you are being asked to create a portrait.
    - we create a mandala, collaboratively, as a community building exercise. Each student contributes a segment of the completed mandala.
    - it is a powerful exercise of "letting go" as we either destroy, or allow the elements to erode the work.

    If you are doing a portrait, I would suggest that the subject be someone of importance in your life. It will be like dedicating a part of yourself to them and letting that effort be scattered by the wind. I would love if you would post some of the imagery from the project.
     

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