Stacy Wills

Freeway Of Love

Canton, Mississippi

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Stacy Wills has lived in Mississippi since 1985.  She and her husband Dan have three children, Stephen, Taylor and Chloe.  She is self-taught, and was inspired to draw mandalas by the writings of the psychologist Carl Jung. Jung wrote that a mandala symbolizes a safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness." It is "the center; it is the expression of all life; it is the path of individuation." Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle." The circle is a symbol of wholeness completion eternity and unity.  A mandala can be used as an aid for prayer or the focal point for meditation. Though colorful they have a calming effect because of their symmetry."

“When I discovered my canvas was a Cadillac hubcap, Aretha Franklin’s song Freeway of Love came to mind. This song became my inspiration and I painted the whole thing pink... [I let my mandala] speak to me and tell me what it wanted to be. I had already sensed 2009 would be a year of reclaiming for me and Freeway to Love is a testament to the importance of following one’s dreams and listening to the voice within.”Stacy Wills