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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Red Daylily II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Red Lily I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Rhododendron Ponticum Roseum I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Rudbeckia I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Marigold Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Dandelion Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Salmon Zinnia Elegans IV Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Sea Holly I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Spoon Chrysanthemum I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Sunflower Moulin Rouge I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Sunflower Moulin Rouge IX Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Sunflower Moulin Rouge VII Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Red and Yellow Marigold V Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Tulip Peach Blossom I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Red and White Amaryllis VII Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Tulip Peach Blossom III Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Red Chrysanthemum III Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

White Beach Rose I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Red and White Amaryllis IV Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Violet and White Dahlia I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Violet Chrysanthemum IV Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Violet Cosmos II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Violet Dahlia I Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

 

Violet Dahlia II Flower Mandala by David J Bookbinder

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