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…

You can also find more information about the composer Arvo Part at this link…

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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