L’Eclectique has already featured the magnetic illustrations of Nigar Tahmazova in a previous article. In this new article, the amazing artist from Baku is sharing with us her amazing art of doing mandalas. Mandala coloring is also known for its meditative and healing virtue because you have to make a pause, focus and let your inner creative self take the lead over your mind. Maybe you could also try to still your mind doing it. It is very easy, you just need mandalas, colours and the desire to flow. Here is a text written by Nigar to share about her creative process.
“I am Nigar Tahmazova. I was born on January 29, 1993 in Baku, Azerbaijan. I am just fond of art, nature and my country. I do love creative people more than anything. They try to brighten our lives being sometimes the colour of the colorless world, and being sometimes the invisible part of the colourful world. Painting is something that is far away from my actual profession and my best leisure time activity. My art usually consists of black and white combination or just multicolored. I would like to show my mandalas which encompass the beauty of all the colours and spread positive energy around. Mandalas are an integral part of art. Some psychologists interestingly reveal that people could get rid of negativity and find mental peace while painting them. Hence, mandalas should be loved and used across the globe. Even if mandalas have a deep history and certain historical features, it doesn’t mean that there is just one way to create a mandala. Mandalas can be varied as thoughts, feelings and ornaments. So, I have decided to create my own mandalas inspired from nature, plants and animals, specially birds. Live colours, harmony of colours and shades are my highlight in the creative process of my mandalas; and I am happy they are admired by so many people. I was able to create a new style of mandalas avoiding simple ornaments in it. Nature is the best inspiration for me. The hope we can see in them is to feel and protect our lives – beautiful and fascinating components of nature.”