East and West – Somewhat Symmetrical

"East and West" - black and white abstract art by Christina-Rivera Scott

Title:  East and West
Dimensions:  9″x9″
Materials:  Pigma Micron Pens; Canson Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper

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East and West is the second in a series of abstract mandalas I created over the summer.

Like its predecessor, this 7″ circular design was drawn using several black Pigma pens on a 9″x12″ piece of watercolor paper that was trimmed to a 9″x9″ square.

This design is significantly different from Horizon Mandala in that there is no clear delineation between two halves of the overall circle. Rather than simply bisecting the circle, I decided to make it a point to set aside several “regions”. These are the smaller circle in the center, as well as the four semi-circles on the top, bottom, and sides.

As can be seen, while the majority of the overall circle is filled with designs that are far from symmetrical, the semi-circles were designed to reflect their opposite counterparts, although the reflections are far from perfect.

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Creative Commons License
East and West by Christina Rivera-Scott is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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