Investigating Mandala Art Auto-ethnographically

In my first blog post in this subject, I stated that mandalas have traditional origins in Hinduism and Buddhism. The word mandala means “circle” in Sanskrit, an ancient language in Hinduism (Mark, 2020). Mandalas are geometric designs that hold great significance and symbolism in Buddhist and Hindu cultures, believed to represent different parts of the …

Looking Closer at the Light Bulb (Moments)

In my previous blog post, I explored my autoethnographic epiphanies or “realisations” associated with my media niche in the mandala art community. Epiphanies come from being immersed in a culture or niche, or having a specific cultural identity (Ellis, et al. 2010). In this post, I’ll be delving deeper into the analysis of these epiphanies, …

Studying the Mandala Niche Auto-ethnographically: A Research Pitch

https://youtu.be/m2W6pnlN-wg [Click for source] The ethnographic skill of narrowing was used when exploring and limiting my niche to mandala art in my first blog post (Moore, 2020). Following this, I began to problematise, and utilised the skill of mapping to effectively map a network of relations in my media niche on social media (Moore, 2020), …

Introduction Into The World of Mandalas

https://youtu.be/zWZqNpwNYLk [Click for Source] I’ve always been a pretty creative and artistic person. Painting, doodling, playing music, photography. One hobby I’ve been particularly interested in since graduating high school has been creating pattern art such as mandalas. This has developed into the creation of an Instagram art page where I post and share predominately mandala …

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