A nexus is defined as a connection, or series of connections, linking two or more things; the center or core of things. The most obvious representation of a nexus is the mandala. Mandalas can be found throughout nature and for centuries cultures have used them as a spiritual teaching tool to aid in meditation and induce trance states. Their symbolic nature can help one to access the deeper levels of the unconscious in order to experience the mystical sense of oneness with the cosmos. With my new series “NEXUS” I will use mandalas and representational symbolism to explore the concept of these connections between the self and the universe; between spirit and the physical.