U-M alum’s mandalas on display at UH
John Gutoskey’s mandalas are assemblages made from a variety of commonly found objects including game pieces, gum wrapper chains, American bricks, pop bottle caps and more. His artwork is currently on display in the Gifts of Art Gallery, in the first floor main lobby of University Hospital.
A mandala — a Sanskrit word that means “circle” — is typically found in many religious and spiritual traditions. In Hindu and Buddhist sacred art, they can be teaching tools, aids in focus or meditation, used to establish sacred space and more.
Gutoskey has a MFA from U-M and is an artist, designer and collector with a background in theater, fashion design, therapeutic bodywork, meditation, printmaking and assemblage.
The Gifts of Art gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and Gutoskey’s exhibit will showcased until March 12, 2017.