I stopped painting for a couple of months during the Maps series. I had just gotten out of a relationship which left me physically and emotionally drained.

I had always wanted to work with a model named Lilith Marie. I told her about the project and she said she would like to printed. The idea for the mandala came from a picture of a fig and from a dream.

This first mandala was a breakthrough piece for me. It worked so well that I decided to make more. These paintings are in two pieces. I plan to hang them slightly separated, two entities which touch but don’t quite join together