Inspired by tomorrow’s MotD, I created this representational mandala of the overhead view of the Baha’i Lotus Temple in New Dehli, India, a structure designed by Fariborz Sahba to look like a lotus blossom from above.
Most symmetrical mandalas contain an even number of patterns. This one contains nine, a very symbolic number in their faith. Back in 2008 a math professor at Oregon State University came into a shop I owned at that time and made the observation that I only seem to do things in even numbers (mostly 6s and 12s). Until then I yet to consider the possibility of designing them in odd numbers, which is “odd” because I generally prefer odd numbers to even.
Consider the possibility of doing something we normally do in a different way. While the brain likes routine and habits so it uses less energy, it can put us into a rut at times. Changing it up once in a while can give us a new perspective and broaden our horizons.
The Mandala Lady