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Beautifully Radiant Circle of Life

Time and time again, nature astounds us with its beauty. Artist Kathy Klein draws inspiration from its magnificence to create these beautifully radiant mandalas which she refers to as danmalas. Danmala is a portmanteau of two words in Sanskrit: dan (the giver) and mala (garland of flowers).

Klein uses a variety of materials including flower petals, pine cones, seeds, vegetables, rocks, leaves and other plant life-like cacti to form her symmetrical paradise pieces. She offers different colors, patterns, and textures in each danmala. Some even look good enough to eat!

Doesn't this set remind you of Qi Wei's Exploded Flowers series? Kathy Klein's website


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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