Dream-inspired geometric mosaic mandala designs
Artist Dolores J. Nurss — also known as “Dreamdeer” — creates inspiring designs that express historical, literary and nature concepts in the abstract purity of pattern and color. Her growing Dreamdeer’s Mandalas™ collection is available as fine wall art prints and decorative ceramic tiles for home or office, as well as a variety of media for exhibition in hospitality or other public spaces.
Would you like to start a conversation with Dolores? Contact us to discuss her creations, new ideas in décor, or a even private art commission. She can also work with you to curate a selection of prints, tiles or color schemes for your interior design project.
“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.“
“I have not copied any specific design from a dream, but I have made all of these in the ‘Naugrenic’ style.
“The process in which I make the mandalas involves a collaboration between chance and choice, and then contemplation of the result to understand and name it.“
“Although it appears, at first glance, to combine sets of sixteen identical triangle-tiles each, closer examination will show that every triangle is in fact unique.
“Nor are they precisely placed in relation to each other, as one could mass-produce with a kaleidoscope program, but laid down individually to create a handmade effect.
“You will also observe that the design changes, depending on whether you look at it close up or from a distance.“
“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.
“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.”
“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.
“A touch of ornamentation here and there signals us that we don’t merely have what we need, but also a bit of what we want — a reminder that we are not just surviving, but thriving.”
“Decorative tiles make a simple way to bring a splash of color and visual interest to a setting, to delineate space, to accent an area, or to relieve visual tedium.
“Their small size, which can easily combine in a grouping to cover a larger area, makes them adaptable to areas of all dimensions.“
We offer an extensive collection of the artist’s designs as museum-quality, diamond-shaped mandala 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 designs as prints:
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They are are also available as square decorative tiles, their rich tones and visual complexity accenting your interior wall, stairway or backsplash. Listed on this site as ceramic tiles, we can also custom-print them onto nearly surface of your choice, including porcelain, glass, wood and stone. She can also create a unique tile theme to complement your existing interior or exterior design project.
…and as decorative tiles:
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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 decorating whatever she can get her hands on, including random kitchen utensils.
Dolores is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, where she serves on the membership and diversity action committees.
Contact Dolores. She is more than happy to discuss mandalas, art and décor, your interior design project, or private art commissions.