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Ice Formations

See Ryota Kajita’s photographs

Repeated patterns can be soothing or enraging.

These photographs of ice formations (taken by Japanese artist Ryota Kajita in Fairbanks, Alaska) call to mind the comforting repetitiveness of a series of circular mandalas. My dear friend, Evergreen, created a horizontal collage of found “mandalas” for me years ago. It hangs on the wall of my office and serves as a guard against work-related madness.

Circle mandala collage by Evergreen

Here’s a film still from 42nd Street, a perfect mandala of legs.

Film still, 42nd Street

Hurricane season is upon us, with its swirling cloud mandalas.

Hurricane Florence