All posts tagged mandala

Spiritual art meets technology: Mandala power!

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 4:51am by russs.net Comments Off
Spiritual art meets technology:  Mandala power!

Its been a relentless process of failure, failure, failure to finally get to this:  a functional solar panel mandala!  Here are the first pics… they could be better, but its -20C outside today and I was keen to just get the test done!

For those who’ve known me a while, you’ll know that I really hit my stride in my art […]

Small Bench, Lotsa Fun, Big Impact

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 10:52am by russs.net Comments Off
Small Bench, Lotsa Fun, Big Impact

This weekend I visited Monkayan NHS in Benguet Province, Philippines.  Led by my friend Deacon Helen, they had made several hundred ecobricks over the last few months.  I gave a little talk about how important and wonderful their work is (instead of being dumped and burned they are putting their plastics to use in an indefinitely recyclable building block!) then […]

Guina’ang Diamond Mandala

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 9:43pm by Russell Maier Comments Off
Guina’ang Diamond Mandala

Guina’ang is a small and humble mountain village in the Northern Philippines.  It takes 12 hours to get there from Manila and another two by rough road from Bontoc.  I’ve been working with Guina’ang for the last two years after getting lost hiking and being helped out by the kind staff.   Sarah Queblatin and I planted the intention of making […]