A God‘s eye is a weaved mandala that originated from the Huichol culture in Mexico. God‘s eye is believed to provide protection from the uncertainties of the future. The reason these mandalas are called God‘s eye is because of the mystic belief that God will keep a watchful eye over the person.
To educate people about this unique art form, Rooftop conducted a spiritual yet magical mandala workshop with Tanya Gupta.
About The Artist
Tanya Gupta is a self-taught artist and passionate about various art forms. She showcases her artwork on Instagram as @crafty.genes and has taken workshops for all age groups.
The Workshop Began
The workshop started off with a brief introduction about Tanya and her foray into the world of art. Tanya greeted the hosts and the attendees and gave a background of the quirky art form. She talked about the beliefs and ideas associated with God’s eye and inspired attendees to create with her.
Tanya had bought some wool made of orange, green, pink and yellow colours, along with some sticks. She took two sticks and tied the orange, yellow, pink, and green coloured wool to them. Further, she beautifully created a mandala and guided the attendees with their doubts and queries. She later showcased her mandala artworks to the participants.
Towards The End of The Workshop
As the workshop progressed, all the participants showed their colourful mandala designs, which received enormous appreciation and encouragement from Tanya. She also created mandala art on a phone cover. The attendees were delighted with all of the artwork and thanked her for her support and guidance.
The attendees were from different parts of the country. They also belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. Rooftop, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together.