Indiana & Yoga Magazine Summer 2016 Issue 1 | Page 34

INDIANA MADE Indiana Artist: Jamie Locke A life-long artist and maker in many mediums, Jamie discovered a love for creating mandalas in 2007, inspired by the traditional Indian art form of mehndi. The nature of her work varies from time to time but currently involves carving mandala designs onto almost anything she can get her hands on, whether it be wood, metal, glass or stone. She works in the round and freehand in 4-8 hour sessions at a time, without a pre-conceived idea of outcome. For Jamie, the process of creating a mandala is always one of inspired revelation, elemental surprise and pure bliss. ■ 32 INDIANA & YOGA MAGAZINE ISSUE I