Starting with a drawing where the leaves were continuously flowing towards the center, other rings of color and design were added. The inside circle made of glass leaves cut to shape with a band saw are wrapped in copper wire. The rings surrounding it were created with painted glass and glass etching. The outside border holds a series of intricately cut glass piece that piece together loosly allowing light to filter through the cracks.
Once the glass mandala was finished, it need a frame that was as unique as the glass itself. The steel pieces were found objects welded together and allowed to rust naturally. The natural rust color is a perfect compliment for the glass it holds.
This is truly a piece that is much more beautiful when seen in person. The comments about it are never ending. Purchasing this for a home or office building will be a purchase you will always treasure.
This link explains what mandalas are, their history, etc. http://www.mandalaproject.org/What/Index.html.