There are many symbols entwined in this elaborate mandala, many images that invite you to ponder their significance. There is even a secret code - an idea I've been contemplating integrating into my work for awhile.
The blue bands with the stars contain a message, encoded in a simple alphabet-substitution cryptogram. The message in the art doesn�t contain enough information to crack it (though you're welcome to try!), so I've provided a sample at: http://cristinamcallister.blogspot.com/2013/10/mystery.html for you to work with, if you are inclined to take a whack at solving the mystery. Please let me know if you do!
Future works will contain more starcode ciphers.
This piece is more elaborate than my previous work, and...
Cristina McAllister is a self-taught artist and writer who lives near Los Angeles with her wonderful husband and goofy Cat. Her quest to infuse her work with meaning led her to explore the fascinating world of symbolic imagery. Her art combines decorative design, sacred art and symbols from diverse cultures around the globe into harmonious designs intended to inspire mindfulness, reverence and celebration.
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