This was my second mural project at The Blue Ridge Napping Institute. It is a dome sauna that is nestled among the trees by the river that runs through the land there. When the sauna is completed, the rest of the dome will be covered with dirt, grass and moss, and the snail will look like it is carrying life on its back.
I had the opportunity to paint two murals during my two week stay at The Blue Ridge Napping Institute, a retreat center in North Carolina. The idea for this mural was drawn from the mandala design titled, "Climbing". It is 4 feet in diameter and greets you as you walk into the main entrance at the napping institute. Any of the mandala ideas pictured on this site can be translated into a mural or painting such as this one.