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Mosaic Mandala

"Mosaic Mandala in Pink" and "Mosaic Mandala in Blue" are a pair of computer manipulated images.  They are both explained here because until the last stages of development they were the same item.  In the final state just prior to applying the mosaic filter construction a negative image was taken and became Mosaic Mandala in Blue.

Mosaic Mandala in Pink at (15% of the original size).
 
Mosaic Mandala in Pink

These images are not true mandalas as there are definite constraints defining such things.  But mandalas are often regarded as circular, patterned meditation devices and they usually have mantras associated with them.  So the titles are really alluding to the meditative and mesmeric qualities of these images.

The originating source material for the image was a screwed up piece of Tesco tissue paper.  Humble beginnings for such a magnificent image.  It was flattened out and scanned into the computer at a relatively high resolution.  Four copies were created with the image rotated 90° each time.  These images were then overlaid with transparency set to give approximately equal weight to each image.  The illustration below shows the single original on the left and the effect of the four combined images on the right.

Tissue Scan

The combined image was then put through various effects and filters providing colour and texture eventually arriving at the finished product as illustratedin the detailed examples below.

Mosaic Mandala development stage 1 Mosaic Mandala development stage 2
Mosaic Mandala development stage 3 Mosaic Mandala development stage 4

Here are some more images illustrating the art work in more detail and the Mosaic Mandala in Blue version.

Detail: 25% of Mosaic Mandala in Pink at 30% of the original size.
 
Mosaic Mandala in Pink - detail.

Mosaic Mandala in Blue at (15% of the original).
 
Mosaic Mandala in Blue at (15% of the original).

Detail: 25% of Mosaic Mandala in Blue at 30% of the original size.
 
Detail: 25% of Mosaic Mandala in Blue at 30% of the original size.

Artefacts like posters, postcards, mouse mats, mugs etc. with this design can be bought from our store at Zazzle


Mosaic Mandala in Blue iPhone Case
Mosaic Mandala in Blue iPhone Case by samspruce

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