word for this week on the blackboard is "collaboration", because
we are making one thing, something universal. We are collaborating
with each other - working and helping eachother with interest
in everything concerning this project, such as carrying the paintbrushes
and colours. I tell my students that we are collaborating with
many people in the world in a universal expression to find peace
in ourselves while creating.
I have a friend,
another painter called Josť Manuel and we have long talks about
mandalas. We think that mandala comes to this millenium like a
new era of developing spirituality. He says that the project is
like a communion. I wish to explain it better. I think that the
mandala is the searching of universal love. Mandala is, for me,
the way to express my sincere thanks for life.
teach drawing and painting, but I also bring more to my classes,
because my students are very young and very confused in this world.
We began the mandalas last November. In the mandala I have found
a way to teach art in a global way with the use of colour, geometry,expression,
patience and good taste. They learn to use the materials with
moderation and economy and to admire the beauty.
The big mandala
will be made in the gymnasium of the school with pieces of waste
products and empty boxes of several sizes. In the center will
be a large colored mandala sculpture with smaller ones surrounding
it. In all, there will be more than 4000 pieces. I am very anxious
to do it.