Definition of MANDALA  

(noun)  man·da·la \ˈmən-də-lə\

 

1:     a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe; specifically:  a circle enclosing a square with a deity on each side that is used chiefly as an aid to meditation                Merriam Webster Dictionary

 

2.     (in Jungian psychology) a symbol representing the effort to reunify the self.

 

3.     The Urban Psycho designs; Ink & colored pencil (and sometimes crayon and oil paint and gel pens and acrylic) are used to create original, hand-drawn designs inspired by the ancient form of meditation. Radial symmetry and calculated color combinations inspire the emotions and imagination of the viewer creating a unique experience.

 

Image from thebuddhasface.blogspot.com
The ancient mandala process

 

Mandalas As Art Therapy:

Mandalas are traditionally based on symmetry and precision which gave me a sense of control that I was severely craving, but the shapes and the colors could be anything and I just let them flow in whatever way they wanted to come out. It was this amazing sense of balance and discipline while also being completely free.