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Earth Art, Mandala

Photo taken by contributor Kendra Kantor, a 22-year-old woman from Chicago, Illinois. Kendra is a Wellness Mentor and Guide for creative women looking to embrace their self discovery and improve their mental health wellness. She is also a mother, writer and photographer who has suffered with mental health problems for most of her life. When she was 13, she started to recognize depression in herself and reached out for support. She started therapy and medication, and was eventually diagnosed with Panic Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. She loved photography as a young teen and after a break, which included dropping out of art school and becoming a mother, she is learning to love the camera again and use it as a wellness tool.

About this photo: “I was first introduced to the idea of earth art/land art years ago and instantly fell in love with it. I’ve always loved to play around with creating little pieces of art with sticks and leaves, leaving them for other nature walkers to find and to eventually blow into the wind. Recently, I’ve been working with mandalas with my art therapist and love the idea of creating a meditation out of nature, creating something impermanent and fleeting while working on being mindful and in my own body while searching for my materials and then photographing it so I can come back to the image again and again.” 

Find more from Kendra at her website and blog.


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4 comments on “Earth Art, Mandala

  1. spencersamalvin
    December 10, 2013

    I luv it, Kendra, thanks . . . nature and art are really therapeutic for me, too . . . Sam


  2. daryantos
    December 11, 2013

    Reblogged this on daryantos.


  3. Cee Neuner
    December 11, 2013



  4. Paula McLane Jennings
    December 12, 2013

    very pretty


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