November 8, 2016
City Innovation Visual arts

In the digital era even mandalas need a refresh: Neal Peterson takes the peaceful rituals of universe representation to an urban scale, depicting cities like Chicago, Vancouver, Mexico City and Reykjavik through a long and dedicated photograpic work. His Urban Mandalas are large-scale collages, where hundreds of photos are taken within the secret corners of the cities they represent. In Peterson’s words, “Walking through cities, I document the evolution of their architecture, natural elements, and more. Traditional mandalas illustrate that all things are connected. I take inspiration from this idea and create these microcosms with the same principles of connectivity, community, and oneness.”

Urban Mandalas
Design: Neal Peterson
Year: 2016
Credits: all images via
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