Art is not a project of man, but rather a state of being. A beautiful painting is beautiful because it goes way beyond the two dimensions of the canvas on which it is created. Art can unravel truths, but it's down to the audience to visually and emotionally understand hidden meaning of the piece. Using symbolism an artist can express thereself in their quest to help understand and share the deeper meaning of life. Creating my stained glass mandala was a way of expressing myself through the use of symbolism.