Dreamdeer’s Mandalas™

Dream-inspired geometric mosaic mandala designs

Dolores J. Nurss

Mandala artist Dolores J. Nurss — also known as “Dreamdeer” — creates complex mandala designs that express historical, literary and nature concepts in the abstract purity of pattern and color. Her growing collection is available as fine art prints and decorative tiles for home or office, as well as a variety of media for exhibition in hospitality or other public spaces. She is also available for private art commissions.

Dream Art

"Brigid" geometric mosaic mandala art, by Dolores J. Nurss.
“Brigid” evokes the early medieval spirituality of one of Ireland’s most well-known patron saints.

“In ‘Novatierre’, a world I have dreamed of since childhood, a country exists named Naugren,” says Dolores. “They decorate their buildings with square or diamond mandala tiles made from smaller triangular tiles in families of sixteen each.

Contemplation

"Rose Garden Twilight" geometric mosaic mandala, by Dolores J. Nurss
“Rose Garden Twilight” evoke that luminous moment when fairies take their evening walks.

“The process in which I make the mandalas themselves involves a collaboration between chance and choice, and then contemplation of the result to understand and name it. I have not copied any specific design from a dream, but I have made all of these in the ‘Naugrenic’ style.

Archetypes

"Alexander" geometric mosaic mandala art print framed and hung next to a table, by Dolores J. Nurss.
“Alexander” framed to inspire the complex mind and undefeated spirit of Alexander the Great.

“Every Society has developed mandala motifs, in everything from decorations to religious symbols, to the point where they have won recognition as a major archetype, representing wholeness and a host of good things that go with that.”

Compulsion

Dreamdeer's Mandalas as Tiles, by Dolores J. Nurss
“Novatierre” (right) awakens Dolores’ recurring dreamworld while “Medieval Harvest” (center) highlights the warm colors of autumn. Along with the whimsical “Light Floral” (left) they display her mandala designs as decorative accent tiles.

“Mystics and madmen have been known to make mandalas compulsively. Regular people can find comfort in the sense of balance and centering that they provide.”

Intricacy

"Novatierre" ceramic tile held in hand
This unique design titled “Novatierre” evokes the dream world of the same name from which the artist received the original inspiration for her mandala collection.

“Just as both sides of the Yinyang symbol need a dot of the other, just as a cake needs a pinch of salt, so minimalism and similar modern styles need a balancing touch of color and/or intricacy, lest the brain suffer stress from lack of stimuli.”

The Collection

We offer an extensive collection of the artist’s mandalas as museum-quality, diamond-shaped wall art prints set against complimentary backgrounds. She has made the creative decision to leave them unsigned, with a hand-signed letter of authenticity available upon request. To learn more, read Why We Don’t Sign or Number Our Art Prints.

Dolores’ most recent mandalas as fine art prints:

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Dolores’ mandalas are also available as square decorative tiles, their rich tones and visual complexity accenting your interior wall, stairway or backsplash.

…and as decorative tiles:

Want to see more? Browse the complete, exclusive collection of mandala tiles.

Dolores "Dreamdeer" Nurss holding her art print "Alexander"

Dolores J. Nurss lives in a small fishing village on the Washington State coastline with her husband, assorted wild birds, an unruly pack of black squirrels, and the occasional raccoon. She is a lifelong student of art and design, compulsively decorates whatever she can get her hands on including random kitchen utensils, and is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

Contact Dolores. She is more than happy to discuss mandalas, art and decor, your interior design project, or private art commissions.