"John was born and raised in Cranford, New Jersey. As a child he enjoyed drawing geometric shapes. In his early twenties, he developed his artistic abilities by creating geometric thread designs which he called "String Mandalas."

John has sold his String Mandalas at many prestigious art shows across the United States, Canada and Europe. His Mandala designs have been featured in Parabola Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and The Newark Star Ledger in addition to being shown in many galleries across the U.S. and Europe.

John enjoys reminding people that the curves you think you see are optical illusions."

'May these mandalas
remind you of the center
of love and light
where we are one.'
John Eichinger

Mindful of the definition of Mandala as a "graphic symbol of the universe," Eichinger refers to his creations as "energy maps." Each design is a microcosmic map of principles that happen within the universe.

""Mandala" is a Hindu word which means "circle within a circle." It describes an object which draws the viewer's attention to a focal point. Mandalas are used in meditation to achieve transcendental states of consciousness. Mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern which represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the universe from the human perspective. Mandalas are used in meditation to achieve transcendental states of consciousness.

String Mandalas are constructed using a very strong polyester thread. The thread is woven by stretching it in straight lines between pins. The pins are arranged in precise geometric patterns. The beautiful curves which are created are optical illusions formed by the straight lines intersecting according to mathematical principles. The time involved to construct a design varies from a few hours to weeks depending on its complexity."
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Suzan Hamer


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