Inspired by the Mandalas created and destroyed by the buddhist monks, Kun-Yang Lin’s “Mandala Project” premiered at The Painted Bride Arts Center in February of 2011. Dancer Olive Prince is in the “Earth” costume, based on images drawn from sandy distant dunes and the dust we come from and return to. She holds a paper sculpture created by puppet master Hua Hua Zhang. Kun-Yang Lin is pictured in a hand dyed silk semi-circle transformed into a cocoon like cape. The beautiful lighting design is by Stephen Petrilli, photographs by Bill Hebert.