This mosaic visualizes our future in terms of growth, healing, and balance. The herbal plants to the left include Beebalm, Pedicularis, Mint, and Yerba Mansa; their traditional medicinal uses support healing and sustainability. The hexagons rising from the flowers symbolize the importance of bees and all pollinators. The hexagons continue into the mandalas, where they frame images of different pollinators – bees, ants, bats, butterflies, hummingbirds, and moths.
Mandalas are circular sacred symbols that provide and create harmony and balance. These symbols are created by many cultures to convey a vision of the universe, to aid in meditation and healing, and to guide us how to live. Our mandalas contain bands with designs found throughout nature as well as a variety of cultures and religions. The diversity in the bands, as well as between the mandalas, demonstrates our hope for diversity and balance in society. The background colors of sunset and sunrise symbolize the balance of opposites and the beauty of change. When we come together to create something meaningful, we can envision what we want for the future and actively bring it into being.
Jaqueline De La Cruz
We would like to give a special thanks to:
Mayor Tim Keller
Albuquerque Arts Board
Convention Center Staff
New Mexico Clay
La Academia de Esperanza
The Loan Fund
This Project Was Funded By
New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps
City of Albuquerque Public Art Program
Heart Gallery of New Mexico Foundation
McCune Charitable Foundation