I had the amazing experience of painting a picnic bench for the Horton’s Farmers Market in Downtown St Thomas Ontario.
I wanted to create a mandala to represent community gathering in a circle. The colours are bright and cheerful to add more joy. The shapes within are organic and some are plantlike to represent the harvest and bounty we visit the Market for. Vine-like swirling designs on the bench sections are symbolic of growth. You may also see this mandala as a sunflower, a symbol of hope. I hope this painted picnic bench brings much happiness and magic to our community.
Step-by-step visuals of my process are below.