Dreamdeer’s Mandalas™

Geometric Mosaic Mandala Art

Mandala artist Dolores J. Nurss — who also goes by the nickname “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 giclée prints on textured rag for your art collection, decorative tiles for your interior design project, and a variety of media for exhibition in hospitality or other public spaces.

"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.

“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 themselves involves a collaboration between chance and choice, and then contemplation of the result to understand and name it.”

Now available as fine art prints

We have recently begun releasing for sale an extensive collection of Dolores’ mandalas as museum-quality giclée wall art prints, employing only the best printing processes and archival papers.

"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.

“You will observe that the design changes, depending on whether you look at it close up or from a distance. 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.”

Here are some sample from our print collection:

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

Also available as decorative tiles

Are you a homeowner or interior designer looking for rich tones and themes to accent your interior wall, stairway or backsplash? Dolores’ mandala tiles — available in ceramic, porcelain or glass — offer the perfect combination of visual complexity and palette versatility, with dozens of designs to choose from.

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.

“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.

Here are some samples from our tile collection:

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

Have a question for Dolores?

Dolores J. Nurss
Dolores J. Nurss

Send her a message. She’s more than happy to discuss mandalas, art and decor, or your interior design project, and is also available for custom design work.

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.