Linda Wyman (1942-2010) spent 25 years creating over 109 mandalas from her own planted flowers. When their colorful blooms were perfect and the light was right she photographed and cut by hand each replicated blossom. She arranged, rearranged, and experimented with infinite combinations until a pleasing configuration appears. This often took hundreds of hours. Linda choose circles and flowers because they are two positive symbols and convey the message of peace. The best of intentions emanates from each mandala with each associated affirmation or "prayer".
Beginning in 2019 a collection of hand-picked mandalas have been featured. One for each month of the year. The prayers are influenced by Linda's journal entries and are based on the seasons, solstice, and equinox.
Meet Linda's son & Prayers of Nature jeweler Aaron Derman. Since 2002 he has crafted pendants, pins, earrings, bracelets, rings & more. Like his mothers mandala art, each piece created is inspired by nature. Aaron works in enameling & practices popular jeweler techniques such as Cloisonné, Champlevé, Plique-à-jour & some silversmithing & metalwork. He started sharing his wares at various music festivals & art fairs. Still doing this, he has also been working out of his studio & storefront from the Riverview Mill Artists Community in NH since 2016 with his wife and collaborator Katherine Schimke. For most their lives, Aaron & Kate have lived deep in the New England woods happily surrounded & alongside their muse, mother nature.
Inspired by Linda & Aarons creativity, since 2014 Kate has found joy in creating jewelry & adornments with wire, beads & gemstones specializing in one of a kind tiaras. She also creates altar decor with resin & mixed media.
With Aaron's blessing Kate took on the task of curating a collection from Linda's mandalas. Leaning on the popular mantra of "I AM", Kate manifested a mantra, or prayer, for each mandala she personally selected.
When not manifesting art she is handling the duties of the Prayers of Nature studio & boutique, offering workshops, Tarot, apparel, gifts, ritual candles, an assortment of gemstones & curated wares from local artisans, crafters & healers.