2022/05/12

In Loving Memory, Henri van Bentum, August 13, 1929 - April 2, 2022



Henri van Bentum, Artist
August 13, 1929 - April 2, 2022

“The brightness that leaps from his canvasses 
is like crystals seen through a microscope.” TIME

Artist and colour master Henri van Bentum, 92, of Victoria, BC, passed away tranquilly in the company of his beloved lifelong partner, Natasha van Bentum, on April 2, 2022.

Henri was born on August 13, 1929 in the Netherlands. The son of diamond-facetter Hendricus Johannes van Bentum and Antonia Alberse, Henri began painting after WWII in a sanatorium during a long bout with tuberculosis. Later the doctors said ‘taking up painting saved his life’.

Cured, he immigrated to Canada in 1957, where two years later in early spring he travelled by train to the Rocky Mountains to paint, a trip sponsored by friend and doctor Wilf S. Goodman.

While painting ‘en plein air’ at Moraine Lake, two faculty members of the Banff School of Fine Arts came upon him unexpectedly. When they saw what was on his easel, Henri was invited to attend the school’s summer session (which he didn’t know existed). Having no money, they waived the usual fees.

Ironically it was in the Rocky Mountains that Henri discovered he was a born abstract painter, and left representational art behind, never turning back. In Toronto he studied with J.W.G. (“Jock”) Macdonald, his respected mentor. Two one-man exhibitions at Roberts Gallery followed.

Henri’s work is represented in over 200 public and private collections. He had solo exhibitions in Paris, New York, Banff, Mexico City, Toronto and Montreal. The Paris exhibition was officially opened by then-Ambassador to France, Jules L├ęger.

Henri freely shared his love of art, especially colour, with others, teaching classes with new Canadian immigrants and lecturing widely throughout Ontario.

Henri was a pioneer, as well, of the Artists in the Schools program in Ontario.

All this was done despite a facial disfigurement caused by a failed mastoid operation in his boyhood during WWII in the Netherlands, in which he also lost hearing in his right ear.

Soon after arriving in Canada, a plastic surgeon performed a pioneering, 8-hour operation that restored some symmetry to his face, but sadly this was undone when the original (mastoid) condition recurred in the late 1980’s and another operation was required.

But Henri, a born raconteur, was steadfast. He persevered with sharing and giving teachings despite this disability.

In 1972 while living with Natasha in Morocco and on the island of Madeira, Henri created his opus, the “Organiverse Portfolio” – a series of 100 mandalas in pointillism, each 8.5 cm in diameter. Dot by dot, “atom by atom”.

Later, back in the Rocky Mountains 1980-85 where Natasha worked at The Banff Centre, Henri embarked on a new series in watercolour, “Spatial Rhythms” and gave a solo exhibition at the Peter Whyte Gallery.

Meanwhile the ‘Organiverse Portfolio’, took on a life of its own. In 1975 it had been made into a 35mm film and represented Canada at several international film festivals. In 2005 a limited-edition portfolio of the Organiverse was followed in 2007 by a handheld set, with each mandala on an individual card, contained in a box made from recovered west coast wood.

Henri was actively creative until the very end. Recently Organiverse took on yet another form, a digital video production of the 100 mandalas joined with poems by Rabindranath Tagore’s “Gitanjali”, produced and narrated by friend Brian W.E. Johnson.

van Bentum’s work evokes organic processes of the macrocosmic and microcosmic levels, reminding viewers “what lies above, so below”. This led NASA’s public outreach program of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory to launch an online exhibit, “Coloring Space”.

The exhibit juxtaposed images of space with a selection of Henri’s paintings. Friend and astronaut Chris Hadfield called the project “a lovely fusion of science and art”. While Chris was Commander of the International Space Station, he took along a memory stick containing all 100 mandalas.

Henri was a prolific writer and correspondent with friends around the world. Following a diagnosis of bladder cancer in 2015, Henri wrote five children’s stories, all illustrated by Arizona friend P.J. Heyliger.

He was an intrepid world traveller, having been to all seven continents. These travels were undertaken on a shoestring budget. Henri’s mode of travel ranged from foot, bicycle, donkey, camel, jeep, bus, train, freighter and passenger ship to dingy, dug-out canoe, dive boat, sailboat, to Piper Cub and helicopter.

Henri circumnavigated the globe three times in the company of his partner of 51 years, Natasha, and was a proud member of the Circumnavigators Club. He was also a snooker aficionado, a passion he continued to practice into his 90s at the Union Club, with its heritage Billiards Room, winning a trophy six years ago.

Throughout his rich and varied life, Henri continued to share and give widely. He embodied the motto of his hometown Amsterdam: “Valiant, Steadfast, Compassionate” (Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig).


The obituary of Henri van Bentum can be found on the McCall Gardens website, click here.



2022/05/11

Special Announcement : historic works by the late Henri van Bentum from his Private Collection. Now available to purchase for the first time.



Before his passing on April 2nd of this year at the age of 92, artist Henri van Bentum authorized me, Natasha van Bentum, his partner of 51 years, to make available a few of his paintings from our Private Collection. Seventy-five percent of proceeds from any sales will go towards the Henri van Bentum Legacy Project, currently in the planning stage.

Please note: several of these paintings have not come onto the market for many years, and include works from the late 1950's and early 1960's.  (See the end of this post for "What the Critics Say about the Work of Henri van Bentum.")


Henri van Bentum, "Global WarNing", 1965
Acrylic and Chinese Ink on Paper, width 30" x height 24", framed under glass
Exhibited at Roberts Gallery, 1965
Painted long before "global warming" became a common term.
Formerly in the private collection of Mr. Leslie George Dawson
$17,500




Henri van Bentum, "Veined Ripples", 1965
Acrylic on canvas, width 30" x height 24"
Exhibited in Paris, France in 1966, 
at Galerie Raymonde Cazenave, Paris, France 1966
Reproduced in TIME Magazine, May 20, 1966
Formerly in the collection of the late Mr. Leslie George Dawson.
$17,500




Henri van Bentum, "Long Before", 1967
Acrylic on canvas, width 40" x height 50", framed
Formerly in the collection of the late Mr. Leslie George Dawson
$15,000




Henri van Bentum, "Season", 1962
Oil on canvas, width 26" x height 30", framed 
Painted while living on the island of Ibiza, Spain
From the private collection of the late Mr. Leslie George Dawson
$12,000  (canvas requires re-stretching) 





Henri van Bentum, "
D
ancing of the Spheres", 1977
Acrylic on canvas, width 40" x height 30", framed
Painted while living in Ottawa, Ontario, 1977-78
$17,500





Henri van Bentum, "Jubilato", 1977
Acrylic on canvas, width 30" x height 36"
Painted while living in Ottawa, Ontario, 1977-78
Formerly in the collection of the late Mr. Leslie George Dawson
$21,000

















Henri van Bentum, "Borealis", 1964
Acrylic on paper, width 30" x height 24", framed under glass
Exhibited at Roberts Gallery, 1965
The only remaining work available in this series
$17,500





SPATIAL RHYTHMS Series - Watercolour on handmade paper

About the Spatial Rhythms series:   While living in the Rocky Mountains (in Banff, Alberta), van Bentum began a bold, Zen-like series of watercolours that he named "Spatial Rhythms". Henri continued working on this "Spatial Rhythms" series after moving to Vancouver in 1985.

"Spatial Rhythms" are a controlled, simple interpretation of inner feeling and symbolism. The work contains elements of music -- such as volume, mood and rhythm, which are translated into tonality, colour and composition."


Example of Henri van Bentum's Spatial Rhythms series, 1983
Watercolour on handmade paper, width 20", height 30"
Vertical series, created while living in Banff, Alberta 1980-85.
$12,500




Example of Henri van Bentum's Spatial Rhythms, 1983
Watercolour on handmade paper, width 20", height 30"
Horizontal series, created while living in Banff, Alberta 1980-85.
$12,500



What the Critics Say about the Work

of Artist Henri van Bentum

 “His microscopic attention to detail comes out most strongly in evocations of coral seen through the luminous waters of tropical seas, and in the textures of rock and ice caught in the suffused light of underground caverns.”   TIME Magazine

 “The best one-man show of abstract art I have seen in a long time is that of watercolours by Henri van Bentum. While too many artists seem to torture watercolour for expression, van Bentum exploits the natural delight of the medium so that it serves his most exacting thought.”  Globe & Mail

 “Henri van Bentum’s series of work, “Spatial Rhythms”, reflects his development into a controlled, simple interpretation of inner feelings; this series of paintings interprets the elements of music such as volume, mood and rhythm and are translated into tonality, colour and composition.   Peter Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta

 When he marshals his colour into circles, then places them like water drops on the white canvas, van Bentum gets a rich intricacy of light and depth. Some have jewel facets, while others contain the subtleties of earth, leaves and bark.  Globe & Mail

 “Viewing a painting by Henri van Bentum is a stimulus to the imagination. Perhaps his background as a diamond-faceter’s son is responsible for the almost crystalline aspect of his work. The single most extraordinary quality in all his paintings is an incredible luminosity, a radiance that emanates from within.

 Completely introspective in his work, van Bentum is probably a born abstract painter.  J.W.G. ("Jock") Macdonald, with whom he studied, was one of the first to encourage van Bentum to develop his individuality, and it is certainly under Macdonald’s influence that he achieved his present independence.

van Bentum uses blank space as a positive.  The missing element is essential to the whole.  While none of his current work depicts any recognizable object, it immediately conjures up a mental word picture of a time, space, melody or situation”.   Canadian Interiors




Contact: Natasha van Bentum
vanbentum "at" gmail.com
June, 2022

2022/04/11

Reflections on my "Organiverse" series - background, history, thoughts


Art, Meditation, Ecology 

Atom by Atom - Dot by Dot

Mandala #3 from set of #100, Organiverse
Pointillism, 8.5 cm diameter, by Henri van Bentum

 Art
Created in Morocco and the island of Madeira. My work is in over 225 public and private collections around the world. All 100 mandalas are done in pointillism, dot by dot. The original Organiverse portfolio consists of twenty-five pages, each with four spherical drawings 8.5 cm in diameter.

"The work of Henri van Bentum reminds us of organic processes on the cosmic and microcosmic levels. His work helps me understand the vastness, complexity and beauty of the cosmos. van Bentum's work is executed with a fine sense of colour and other elements. I see his work as a paradigm for enduring works of art in the future." Former Professor Leslie Mezei, Computer Sciences, U of T.

Quote from the former Curator, National Gallery of Canada, Prints and Drawings:
“The technique of the [Organiverse] drawings is comprised of finely-tuned transparent and opaque layers of colour. This play of contrasts gives the work a three-dimensional quality enhanced by a delicate luminosity. The colours are complicated and would require a sensitive use of colour separation. In order to maintain the integrity of the original drawing imagery and effect, the most articulate reproductive methods would have to be utilized.” 
Rosemary L. Tovell, Curator, Canadian Prints and Drawings National Gallery of Canada, 1979


Meditation
Organiverse is a meditational aid or 21st century kasina device. It is used to enhance meditation practice. 

“Organiverse is a glimpse into the multilayered beauty of all that is Life. These mandalas offer an immense opportunity for healing and for a heart-based understanding of who we are physically, emotionally and spiritually. A dance of colour, form and contemplation.”

Dr. Mark Sherman, MDCM, CCFP
  

Ecology
Back in the 1950's I was already looking at environmental issues. I've always advocated ‘Small is Beautiful’ and work on a small scale, using a minimum of resources for maximum results.

Click here for details about the Organiverse rotation handset which comes with a wood container made from recovered wood from Vancouver Island.
 Photo of the Organiverse handheld set

Notes on the original Organiverse Portfolio

This unique series of pointillism mandalas was started in Morocco in 1972.  Natasha and I were living in the former Phoenician fishing village of Essaouira, and afterwards moved to the island of Madeira where the work was completed.

The original Organiverse portfolio consists of twenty-five pages, each with four spherical drawings 8 cm in diameter. The work was made into a 35mm colour and sound short film by filmmaker Julius Kohanyi in 1973. He was commissioned for this project by the Ontario Arts Council. Since that time, the film has represented Canada in major international film festivals around the world.

My motivation in creating Organiverse was to have it reproduced in a limited edition and made available to libraries, art schools, universities and museums. Although pleased with the film’s success, my goal had not been realized. The contemplative nature of the work, with its refined visual sensibility and meditative characters, was lost on the huge 35mm theatre screens.

Over the years, I tried to get the Organiverse Portfolio printed. However an accurate rendering of the colour was impossible owing to the pointillist technique (using traditional printing technology).

However, through a partnership with Hewlett Packard (HP), the portfolio was scanned and reproduced using the latest HP imaging technology, in a limited edition of twenty-five sets.

These scans were further used to create the new Organiverse: Art Meditation Ecology set, featuring each mandala on a separate card.

Creation of the new "Starry Night" edition of ORGANIVERSE

Following a successful experiment with HP, we had a reverse edition of the original Organiverse set created, called “Starry Night”.  I would like to thank Joe Carr, Brian W. Johnson and Garry Sedun for their technical assistance.  Click here to watch videos of both the original, and the Starry Night editions.

Mandala #25 from the set of #100, 
"Starry Night" edition of Organiverse, Henri van Bentum

Statement by the Artist

"While we are occupied with our daily existence, a great mystery takes place: Life, evolving in every form, from micro to the macro cosmos. We on our planet Earth finally begin to realize there may be other life in the Universe.

With this project, we share insights into this enigma called life, embracing art, science and ecology a timeless universalism of growth, evolution or genesis --- we have the microscope and telescope within, and an unknown destiny. This work also embraces the interplay and relationship of Colour. It is further a study in organic development. The invisible is made visible, through dots.

We are biologically no more nor less than dots --- atoms. The planets and even the Sun are only a spot in space, depending from where you look. We have seen, when astronauts go further and further away from Earth, our receding planet then quickly disappears into what one astronaut simply called a dot.

We leave our own world behind, and find a new and alien world, until eventually we leave even that, continuing further to another dot, only to discover that it is again an unknown giant in space.

All life has a beginning, be it the birth of plankton, a whale, lichen, an oak tree, a mouse, and elephant or human being. All comes out of darkness the womb, the cosmic egg. Beyond darkness and ignorance there awaits Light."

Henri van Bentum, written in 1972






2022/04/08

"What The Critics Say" -- about the work of the late Henri van Bentum, Artist

 

Henri van Bentum at work on a "Spatial Rhythm" watercolour, Arizona, 2015



“His microscopic attention to detail comes out most strongly in evocations of coral seen through the luminous waters of tropical seas, and in the textures of rock and ice caught in the suffused light of underground caverns.” TIME Magazine




“The best one-man show of abstract art I have seen in a long time is that of watercolours by Henri van Bentum. While too many artists seem to torture watercolour for expression, van Bentum exploits the natural delight of the medium so that it serves his most exacting thought.” Globe & Mail




“Henri van Bentum’s series of work, “Spatial Rhythms”, reflects his development into a controlled, simple interpretation of inner feelings; this series of paintings interprets the elements of music such as volume, mood and rhythm and are translated into tonality, colour and composition." Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta




"When he marshals his colour into circles, then places them like water drops on the white canvas, van Bentum gets a rich intricacy of light and depth. Some have jewel facets, while others contain the subtleties of earth, leaves and bark". Globe & Mail




“Viewing a painting by Henri van Bentum is a stimulus to the imagination. Perhaps his background as a diamond-faceter’s son is responsible for the almost crystalline aspect of his work. The single most extraordinary quality in all his paintings is an incredible luminosity, a radiance that emanates from within.

Completely introspective in his work, van Bentum is probably a born abstract painter. J.W.G. ("Jock") Macdonald, with whom he studied, was one of the first to encourage van Bentum to develop his individuality, and it is certainly under Macdonald’s influence that he achieved his present independence. van Bentum uses blank space as a positive. The missing element is essential to the whole. While none of his current work depicts any recognizable object, it immediately conjures up a mental word picture of a time, space, melody or situation”. Canadian Interiors





2022/04/03

A Blue Light Prayer for the Colour Master Henri van Bentum




To the valiant, steadfast and compassionate (*),
venerable Henri van Bentum

Who sailed the waves of his incarnation so skillfully,

With the blessings of White Tara through space and time.

Having drunk the amrita of samsara and nirvana equally,

Drawn the primary brushes of eternity

Of red, yellow and blue, painting Truth of the organic universe,

Unfettered by the limits of word.

So generously, you imparted your Leo heart stories,

And 'Apologue stories' for all ages throughout the lands and seas.

Sharing, always sharing freely,

Delivered unhindered from the Great River,

Ever having danced with the Light.

May His Noble Heart continue to emanate

Unceasing waves of pure Wisdom and Compassion.

Having laid down his precious body

May the Protectors and Guardian Dakinis

Guard this Non-Sectarian Master,

On the Path that conquers all arising mind states

And leads to Total Liberation and Victory.

E Ma Ho!




Mandala #3 from set of #100, "Organiverse"
Pointillism, original size 8.5 cm. by Henri van Bentum, 1972


(*) Motto on the City of Amsterdam's coat of arms, Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig, qualities which Henri embodied.






2022/03/25

Tips on How to Navigate the Blog


Greetings.  This blog contains several hundred posts covering a wide array of topics.  The most recent ones are below.  For a chronological menu of older posts, see the lower left-hand side of this page.
Henri aboard 60' sloop, en route from Ibiza to Pireaus
(For the account about this fateful 1961 voyage, see the post of August 26, 2008)



2022/01/07

And now we launch Part Two: "Organiverse / "Fruit Gathering"

 


(To go direct to all ten videos, visit YouTube and search for "BWEJ Poetry Frames". Also see below.)

Today, Feb. 5th, we are happy to announce the official launch of Part Two, explorations with the poetry (songs) of Rabindranath Tagore, and Organiverse. 

This time, it is the “Starry Night” or Bioluminescent edition of my “Organiverse” 100 mandalas, with Tagore’s book of poems “Fruit Gathering” (1916). 


Mandala 25 of 100 set, Organiverse 'Starry Night' edition. See Chapter (Video) 3.


Part Two is produced and read by our friend Brian WE Johnson (BWEJ) of Victoria. We would like to express appreciation for his diligent and thoughtful work. 

“Fruit Gathering is a collection of short poems by Rabindranath Tagore. The theme of this book is based on the relationship between God and man, the atom and the cosmos. Tagore uses fruits and flowers to symbolise his spiritual and moral values towards the love for the creator.”  (Indian Culture) 


For details about “Organiverse”, please visit our Jan. 1st post on Part One, Organiverse / Gitanjali.


LINKS TO ALL TEN CHAPTERS (VIDEOS) OF ORGANIVERSE / FRUIT GATHERING:

Chapter 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5lJGOGs0oM


Chapter 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7V3fsNo_yY&t=7s


Chapter 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dDCXAYfpXA&t=2s


Chapter 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRqTTzeG-3U&t=798s


Chapter 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzVAk-RsdRw&t=5s


Chapter 6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s27YQxk4Dhk&t=3s


Chapter 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICAfx7PT6OE&t=4s


Chapter 8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb1ObC4s5s0&t=2s


Chapter 9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7I-rRWz6rw&t=2s


Chapter 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdtPR0Ckggk&t=3s




2022/01/05

Launch of "A JOURNEY INTO THE ORGANIVERSE WITH TAGORE", 1st January 2022 - marking the 50th anniversary of "Organiverse". Produced and narrated by BWEJ.

"Having built a nice fire in our woodstove, I sat comfortably watching and listening to Chapter One. The slow pace is just right and the narrator's voice lets the poetry speak without sentimentality or piety. To see each of your mandalas in this context is very enhancing - seeing it in relation to the verse, and speculating on further meanings."  Marina Bieler

Screen capture of Chapter One 


[For direct access to the chapters, go to You Tube
and search for "BWEJ Poetry Frames"]

To mark the 50th anniversary of "Organiverse", today we are happy to announce the launch of "A Journey Into the Organiverse With Tagore", a series of ten sequential video and audio chapters embracing one hundred mandalas and one hundred poems in total.  (The links to all ten chapters can be found at the end of this post.) 

Each chapter features 10 mandalas from my “Organiverse” series of pointillist paintings created in 1972, and 10 poems by Rabindranath Tagore from his work “Gitanjali” (Song Offerings).  In 1913, Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for "Gitanjali".  

I would like to thank our friend, who goes by his initials BWEJ, for his idea of pairing the two and for his diligent work on producing the videos ("digital poetry frames") which he also narrates. 
Rabindranath Tagore

Gitanjali - Song 35


Henri van Bentum, 1972

Words from the Artist about Organiverse

    While we are occupied with our daily existence, a great mystery takes place: Life, evolving in every form, from micro to the macro cosmos. Organiverse shares insights into this enigma called life, embracing art, science and ecology a timeless universalism of growth, evolution or genesis --- we have the microscope and telescope within, and an unknown destiny.

    This work also embraces the interplay and relationship of colour. It is further a study in organic development. The invisible is made visible, through dots. All life has a beginning, be it the birth of a star, a cell, a whale, lichen, an oak tree, a mouse, and elephant or human being. All comes out of darkness the womb, the cosmic egg. Beyond darkness and ignorance there awaits Light and awakening.


Background: In the spring 1972, I began creating a set of 100 mandalas (paintings) and named the set “The Organiverse Portfolio”. 

Organiverse is a meditation aid or 21st century kasina practice. (Kasinas are visual aids traditionally used in Buddhist practice.)  The initial ten mandalas were done in Morocco, in the former Phoenician fishing village of Essaouira (Mogador), now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Essaouira,  Morocco - where "Organiverse" began

But that summer of 1972, powerful winds were blowing off the Sahara.  Sand found itself everywhere in my makeshift studio, located in the medina of the town. This was frustrating. One day out of the blue, I recalled a song from my childhood in the Lowlands: “Sunny Madeira, land of luscious green and flowers”, and I turned to my partner Natasha and said, “Let’s head to Madeira!”

So we set our compass in the direction of Madeira, a volcanic island located 800 nautical miles off the coast of Africa. This is where I completed the remaining 90 mandalas.

All 100 mandalas are done in pointillism, dot by dot, atom by atom. The original portfolio consists of twenty-five pages, each with four spherical paintings 8.5 cm in diameter.



This small cottage is a former cow shed located on the estate of Quinta Santo Antonio in Funchal, Madeira, where Organiverse was completed in 1972. (On the mountainous terrain of Madeira, cows used to be kept in sheds to prevent them tumbling down the slopes.)

The concept and production of this 50th anniversary project has been made possible by our friend BWEJ. He has been a steadfast supporter and patron of “Organiverse” for more than a decade. 

Tips on viewing "A Journey Through The Organiverse With Tagore":  

Slow is beautiful and good for healing.  This journey is an unhurried and peaceful visual and audio experience. Each chapter takes around 15-20 minutes to view. Ideally the chapters should be seen in sequence (chapters 1-10).

"Organiverse is a glimpse into the multilayered beauty of all that is life. These mandalas offer an opportunity for healing and for a heart-based understanding of who we are physically, emotionally and spiritually -- a dance of colour, form and contemplation."  (Dr. Mark Sherman, MDCM, CCFP)

• The poems (songs) of "Gitanjali" embody the essence of Tagore’s poetic spirit and devotion, conveying a deep connection to Nature. In 1913, Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for Gitanjali.

"Combined together, this fusion of Henri van Bentum’s artwork and the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore takes the viewer on a new journey of healing and insight."  Natasha van Bentum


Here are the links to all ten chapters:


Chapter One - Mandalas 1-10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckxRnxhtQaI

 

Chapter Two - Mandalas 11-20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5EpkpTQSCU

 

Chapter Three - Mandalas 21-30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeArLi8yrs0

 

Chapter Four - Mandalas 31-40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P9iz9raEk4

 

Chapter Five - Mandalas 41-50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf2PCiQfjuI

 

Chapter Six - Mandalas 51-60

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w7yz7CnTuI

 

Chapter Seven - Mandalas 61-70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTy_WI1xNVA

 

Chapter Eight - Mandalas 71-80

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzG-R_8Er2g

 

Chapter Nine  - Mandalas 81-90

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqjFARKExOw

 

Chapter Ten - Mandalas 91-100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgtiQqeEgPw

With appreciation also to my partner Natasha van Bentum, 

who has been with me on the Organiverse journey since its inception fifty years ago.