The Island of Fire – A Mandala Interpretation by Phillip Ho

The mandala, by definition from the Oxford University Press, is a geometric figure that represents the universe in the symbolism of Hindu and Buddhism cultures. This project, however, involves creating our own mandalas through Adobe® Illustrator using colors, different kinds of tools, and all the strategies we’ve learned about while incorporating the geo-construction from Part III of the geo-construction exercises. This is all while utilizing at least one of the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water.

What you will see here is my interpretation of a mandala and the four elements as one mosaic-like island scenery. There are two images below this description: One showcases just the island, which I call, “The Island of Fire,” with all four elements incorporated. The other showcases the same island but with the guidelines and the geo-construction layered on top of it to show the concept and guidelines I used to create my interpretation of the mandala.

“The Island of Fire”

The Island of Fire - A Mandala Interpretation by Phillip Ho

“The Island of Fire” w/ Guides and Structure

The Island of Fire - A Mandala Interpretation by Phillip Ho - With Guides and Geo-Construction

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