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Charles Gilchrist Mandalas: Gallery #5:

"Squared Concentric Circles"
by Leslie Page


This hypnotic Mandala is an acrylic painting measuring 42 inches by 42 inches. The fantastic work was created in 1997, requiring hundreds of hours of open-eyed meditation, every square inch is meticulously groomed.


#SG501: "Squared Concentric Circles" by Charles Gilchrist

#SG501: Squared Concentric Circles
The low wholesale price is:
One print - only $59.95 - plus $14.00 I/S/H
This print is shipped flat

Charles began this work by pouring and dripping splashes of thin acrylic paint on the surface of the raw linen canvas, pushing the wet forms around with brushes and sticks, etc. The circles and squares layout was carefully applied over this random pattern using colored pencils. The layers were then merged with the application of additional acrylic layers. This is a wonderful and powerful transcendental piece.

This Mandala was inspired by the artist's numerous meditative works based on concentric circles and their squares. Charles is interested in the natural phasing of this ever growing and contracting archetype and wanted to articulate the expanding pattern far enough to observe a larger cycling.

These low resolution Net images can't possibly do this Mandala justice. To get some idea of its qualities see detailed images below (Center Detail) and (Upper Left Corner Detail).


Squared Concenteric Circles - Center Detail

Notice the third circle from the center (light blue). This circle makes reference to the "Flower Of Life" and "Nature's First Pattern." Also notice the third square slightly overlaps the forth circle. This is the first time this happens in this expanding pattern. Another interesting detail: The corners of the fifth square are tangent to the circumference of the seventh circle. Also the sixth square overlaps two circles (#7 and #8) which is the first double overlapping.

Here we see the the upper left quarter of the Mandala revealing the completed corner of 26 circles and squares.


Squared Concenteric Circles - Upper Left Corner Detail

Notice the third circle from the center of the painting (light blue). This circle makes reference to the "Flower Of Life" and "Nature's First Pattern." Also notice the third square slightly overlaps the forth circle. This is the first time this happens in this expanding pattern. Another interesting detail: The corners of the fifth square are tangent to the circumference of the seventh circle. Also the sixth square overlaps two circles (#7 and #8) which is the first double overlapping.

In this detail we can see the patterns continuing to evolve including the curious corner and circle tangent happening with between (the fifth square and the seventh circle) (the twelfth square and the sixteenth circle) (the seventeenth square and the twenty fourth circle) and (The twenty fourth square and the thirty fourth circle). These patterns evolve and continue through infinity.

The natural shapes and forms of this pattern are fascinating and powerfully meditative. I receive a mysterious musical energy from this Mandala. For me, it feels like sound.


This Gilchrist Mandala was purchased by a collector from Fairfield, Iowa and resides in a beautiful room dedicated to meditation.

Beautiful prints on Fine Art paper is now available of this popular Gilchrist Mandala. Charles personally creates these prints. The paper size is 13 inches by apox. 15 inches. The price is $59.95, plus $14.00 insurance, shipping, and handling anywhere in the continental USA..

#SG501: Squared Concentric Circles
The low wholesale price is:
One print - only $59.95 - plus $14.00 I/S/H
This print is shipped flat




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by Leslie Page





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