Almost all the work for ‘The Dog Walk Project – Part 2’ was created from digital images taken while on daily dog walks through the Shaldon Botanical Gardens between February 2021 to January 2022. The work emerged from my sensory experience of being in the gardens, and being with all the plants and trees that live there. 

Many of the images here, created using photography and digital manipulation, use the circle within a square and six-fold geometry, echoing the ancient form of Buddhist and Hindu ‘Mandalas’, and are particularly inspired by the Hindu ‘Sri Yantra’ symbol of interlocking triangles. The ‘Sri Yantra’ represents the division of the physical cosmos into earth, atmosphere, and the sun, which are mirrored within each of us by the body, the breath, and the inner energy of consciousness – all of which are available to be experienced on a walk.

 

‘The Dog Walk Project – Part 2’

was at the Words & Pictures Gallery, Teignmouth in Spring 2022. 

'The Dog Walk Project - Part 2' - Botanical Mandalas 

Archival Digital Prints 30 x 30 cms

'The Dog Walk Project - Part 2' - Rainbow Mandalas 

Archival Digital Prints 19 x 19 cms

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Covid Heirloom

Rainbows and Teddies

A signed manilla folder of photographs printed onto A5 'superior' office paper, of Rainbows for Hope and Teddies in windows, taken during the first Covid lockdown of 2020.

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Covid Heirloom

Signs and Instructions

A signed manilla folder of photographs printed onto A4 office paper, of window Signs and Instructions, taken at the start of the first Covid lockdown of 2020.

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'The Dog Walk Project - Part 2' - Sky Drawings and Floor Drawings

Quartets - Archival Digital Prints 57 x 17 cms

All prints are available to purchase on request

monica@monica-shanta.net

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