THE SEVEN-STARRED LOTUS (based on Super Mario RPG) March 23, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas 48"x48"
Another in my series of sacred meditation mandalas, this one based on Super Mario RPG for the SNES. The unique 3/4 overhead perspective the game uses translated well to painting; the diamond shapes that are produced as the top of a cube create a lotus style vortex when set into a circle. The painting contains every level in order as a playable maze, and every enemy and boss arranged by level, minus pallette swaps (more than 200 total), with all seven stars hidden throughout.