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David J Bookbinder - Fine Artist

David J Bookbinder

Danvers, MA - United States

 
 
 

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David J Bookbinder

Danvers, MA - United States

David J Bookbinder - Fine Artist

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About David J Bookbinder

I work as a psychotherapist, primarily with artists, gifted children, and people with addictive behaviors.

My motivation in creating these images was to heal from a decade of physical and emotional trauma, the consequence of a near-fatal event in Albany, New York, in 1993. I began this project shortly after buying my first digital camera and found myself shooting patterns of color and light, rather than the people and buildings I had shot in my black-and-white days. I learned to manipulate the images, hoping at first merely to improve them, but soon realizing that once an image file was on my hard drive, I could do anything I wanted with it. My choice of the hexagram (the Star of David, 'beloved' in Hebrew) as the organizing shape for these mandalas was subconscious, but I believe this choice was no accident. In many traditions, the Star of David, composed of two overlapping triangles, represents the reconciliation of opposites: male/female, fire/water, and so on. Their combination symbolizes unity and harmony. Listening to what the mandalas were telling me led me out of a dark place and, indirectly, to my decision to become a psychotherapist.

Carl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, believed mandalas are a pathway to the essential Self and used them in his own personal transformation. In a small way, as both mandala artist and psychotherapist, I carry on Jung's tradition. I display several of the flower mandalas in my treatment room, and from time to time they become part of discussions with clients. The combination of natural elements and digital manipulation seems both to stimulate and to relax them. I hope these images will further the process of harnessing the power of art to heal and transform.

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Violet Morning Glory Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Violet Morning Glory Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Violet Zinnia Elegans Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Violet Zinnia Elegans Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Red Wet Lily Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Red Wet Lily Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White and Green Begonia Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White and Green Begonia Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White and Orange Daffodil Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White and Orange Daffodil Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White and Pink Dahlia I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White and Pink Dahlia I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White and Yellow Daffodil Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White and Yellow Daffodil Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White Beach Rose III Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White Beach Rose III Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Red Begonia II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Red Begonia II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White Begonia I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White Begonia I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White Clematis Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White Clematis Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White Cosmos Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White Cosmos Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White Lily III Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White Lily III Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White Petunia IV Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White Petunia IV Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White Zinnia Elegans II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White Zinnia Elegans II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

White Zinnia Elegans V Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

White Zinnia Elegans V Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Yellow African Daisy Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Yellow African Daisy Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Red Dahlia Hybrid III Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Red Dahlia Hybrid III Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Yellow and Brown Sunflower Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Yellow and Brown Sunflower Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Yellow and Orange Sunflower VI Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Yellow and Orange Sunflower VI Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Yellow and Red Rose II Flower MandalaFlower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Yellow and Red Rose II Flower MandalaFlower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Yellow Daffodil I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Yellow Daffodil I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Yellow Tulip II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Yellow Tulip II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Yellow Lily I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Yellow Lily I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Red and Yellow Daylily I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Red and Yellow Daylily I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Yellow Sunflower X Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Yellow Sunflower X Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Yellow Zinnia Elegans Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Yellow Zinnia Elegans Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Purple Petunia I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Purple Petunia I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Purple Pansy II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Purple Pansy II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pink Hibiscus I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pink Hibiscus I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Purple Iris II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Purple Iris II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Purple Echinacea Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Purple Echinacea Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pink and White Impatiens Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pink and White Impatiens Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pink and White Hibiscus Moscheutos VII Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pink and White Hibiscus Moscheutos VII Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pink and White Hibiscus Moscheutos I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pink and White Hibiscus Moscheutos I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pink and Purple Pansy Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pink and Purple Pansy Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pink and Orange Rose IV Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pink and Orange Rose IV Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pink and Orange Rose I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pink and Orange Rose I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy VII Flower MandalaFlower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy VII Flower MandalaFlower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy III Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy III Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Red Begonia I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Red Begonia I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Dandelion V Flower Mandala White by David J Bookbinder
 

Dandelion V Flower Mandala White by David J Bookbinder

Red and Yellow Marigold II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Red and Yellow Marigold II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pale Yellow Daffodil Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pale Yellow Daffodil Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Pale Pink Tulip Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Pale Pink Tulip Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Orange Nasturtium Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Orange Nasturtium Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Light Red Zinnia Elegans Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder
 

Light Red Zinnia Elegans Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

Images = 214

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