10 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT 06413
Mandala Musings, a series of 36 drawings and origami works by Cromwell artist Ann Grasso are on exhibition at Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, July 4-30.
Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning circle. Historically, the circle was filled in prescribed detail. Today, they are created in various media and meaning. This exhibition features mandalas in pen and ink, embroidery, collage, origami, and found objects such as buttons and antique jewelry. Each includes a short statement providing insight into Ann’s thoughts while creating. Found in every culture, the Mandala Musings collection brings together traditions from Buddhist, Native American, Quaker, Japanese, and Christian spiritual practices, “For many, the creation of mandalas is meditative. For me, the process of making a mandala is insulating against everyday noise, almost as if problems are encapsulated; the practice seems to smooth out life’s roughness.”