Mandalas Gilded with Gold by Artist Asmahan A. Mosleh
UK-based artist Asmahan A. Mosleh spends 8 to 54 hours on a single mandalas, publishing photos of her intricate works on her Instagram, @murderandrose. The pieces, often gilded with gold paint, begin with a pencil outline which she then traces in pen, and finally pigment. Pearls of paint are added as final details that give the circular paintings a bit of texture, adding bright pops to the already dense designs. Mosleh also works straight from inception to completion, absorbing herself in the pattern of one artwork before deciding which to begin next.