The mandala represents a basic archetypal image of the self. Psychologist Carl Jung believed that his success around this “individuation” process began with his consistent commitment to the making of mandalas. In this collection, Toler constructs a visual voice, using color and design to refine a visual language that depicts communications with the self. Beginning with this archetypal design, Toler’s collection holds an overview of personal and collective reflections. These reflections contain the essence of many thoughts and feelings -- anger, grief, sorrow, joy and renewal, to name a few. Awareness of the self comes from a conscious desire to uncover that which is not known, delving beyond the surface into the depths of the unconscious. Toler’s mandala series challenge the viewer to practice this art of self-discovery.