Mark Gilliland

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

Digital compositing and vector drawing techniques are used in my work to create powerful, personal thangkas and mandalas filled with Buddhas and Bodhisattvas,  guardians and protectors,  multi-cultural icons and the sacred geometry of yantras. The content of these symbolic compositions flows from inner currents of meditation, intuition, shamanic journey, trance and dreams. Their underlying structure and form are based upon the composition of sacred artwork from the Himalayas, the Americans and elsewhere.

Educational Background

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA      Graduated 1976 B.F.A. (Sculpture/Media)