Tabula Rasa Mandala

Tabula Rasa Mandala
Tabula Rasa Mandala / 2013 / Terry Long

Half way through creating this image, I found that I was not achieving the feeling that I was really looking for and I nearly gave up on the project, but luckily I just happened to play Tabula Rasa by Arvo Part, a piece of music I was not familiar with. It starts with a brisk walking pace, and a sense of great fortitude, and there is also a strong feeling of being on a spiritual journey. The music was very helpful in breaking through my artistic block. You can listen to Tabula Rasa here and see what you think about it…  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-J8LNcZgTA

You can also find more information about the composer Arvo Part at this link… http://www.arvopart.info/

The mirrored image of the hedgerow and cracked road was taken on a Canon s95, and the mandala was created by trailing LED lights during a 20 second exposure in total darkness with a Nikon D200, plus there was some post production manipulation using Photoshop.

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