William Belan (nicknamed Mandala Bill) is a Cleveland, Ohio native who creates the majority of his digital work from an unlikely canvas – his cell phone. He finds the use of this restricted, yet always available medium, a perfect tool to create with a pure essence.
Creation process of Energy Art
He begins with a gut feeling “it’s time”, his “palette”, and the set of evolving processes which he’s developed through long periods of solitude, meditations and repetition. The immersion of recursive iteration then begins, the creation, manipulation and combination of layers, (which are usually photos taken by William on the same cellphone he uses to create).
Through adjustments applied to these layers, such as color, hue, contrast, opacity and brightness to name just a few, the resulting creation is known as Energy Art, a vibrant and radiating abstract healing art form. Energy Art uses combinations of color, shapes and parts of images. These frequencies applied together create sacred modality of energies which when viewed produce a range of healing effects on its viewers.
Healing effect of Bill’s art
Over the last 6 years, Bill has come to realize that this unique experience of his, a pioneered new set of processes which heal the viewer, ‘Light Medicine’ of sorts, holds ties with ancient sacred practices, as found in Vedic texts and other esoteric belief systems.
Mandala, which commonly represents the cosmos, a microcosm of the universe, or “coming from a center”, is symbolic of these healing energies found throughout Bill’s artwork. It’s from an inner point within himself where these visions of metaphysical energies manifest.
Bill believes that art is so much more than a digital painting. It is an opportunity to saturate one’s self, if one allows, in an experience filled with pure love and light.
Enjoy Bill’s digital art collection and paintings in acrylic and oil (click on the first picture to open art gallery in full page):