Nature Mandala

Closeup of the 'Osakako Mandala' installation at Contemporary Art Space Osaka, Japan

Medium: leaves, weeds, stones
Year: 2015 – Current
Location: various

The first of these Nature Mandala installations was produced by Patrick as part of the Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists. Created over the course of four weeks during an ‘open to the public’ build process, approximately 7,000 leaves made up what was called the “Osakako Mandala.” Each leaf was picked by the artist, one-by-one from the port-side industrial neighborhood where the gallery is located, and then again arranged and placed one-by-one inside the gallery space to form a large-scale mandala. After completion, the mandala was released back into nature with the help of Qenji Yoshida, Gwai , 松岡龍一 (Ryuich Matsuoka), and イガわ 淑恵 (Yoshie Igawa).

This project was initially developed with support from the Sasakawa Foundation, Lateral Lab, and Contemporary Art Space Osaka; it continues to be hosted in various spaces internationally, from government innovation centers to large retailers.



Exhibition Dates

2018 / December 9
Sakai, Japan
“With Nature: Building a Nature Mandala” workshop
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2018 / 27-28 October
Eco Art Festival ‘온나’ / Busan, Korea
“Nature Mandala” workshop

2016 / July
Robert Callender Residency for Young Artists / Kinghorn, Scotland
“Tool, Mind, Earth” group exhibition

2015 / November 24
Seoul Innovation Park / Seoul, South Korea
“Nature Mandala” workshop

2015 / July 22 — September 3
Contemporary Art Space Osaka (CASO) 
/ Osaka, Japan
“Osakako Nature Mandala / 大阪港マンダラ”

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