Repurposed bottle cap mandala | Matt Matsuda | Seattle based visual artist

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Bottle Cap Mandala \ 2014 \ The Closet Gallery

Drawing inspiration from Buddhist sand mandalas I created my own contemporary version. Instead of sand, I used wasted lids and caps which represent consumerism, consumption, and are a commentary on our society.

By recycling these objects considered as waste in a meditative ritual, I found a sense of inner peace through the use of consumer products.

We too often forget that from waste and death emerges new life.  By re-purposing the caps and lids, I’m embracing this cyclical nature of life.