The collaborative practice of Mary and Stephan


A Mandala is defined as a circular design of the universe and also as a symbol expressing a person's striving for unity of the self. In an effort to heal our home and family after a death, we have created a series of large photographs of Mandalas where we have organized the stuff from our home such as Barbies, Legos, books and all those crazy little plastic items into circular patterns.

Our previous work was about our accumulation of stuff in our home – everything from toys to lawnmowers. We cut holes in our walls, climbed up piles of stuff and surrounded ourselves in our mass of stuff. We are now taking that chaos and creating order through a series of Mandalas.

42x42” Archival Pigment Prints Edition 1/3 + 1 AP.