Mandala Eighty is inspired by a series of drawings made by a psychiatric patient of Dr Carl G. Jung in the 1960s. These drawings were based on mandala's and a selection of which are published in 'archetypes of the collective unconscious' by C. J. Jung. Mandala is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning circle, polygon, community or connection and is a symbol used in various religions, particularly Buddhism, to represent the universe and self. Drawings that stem from these ideas often consist of four main elements, linked together through various linear patterns to a central core. These are made spontaneously and are designed to explore the sub-conscious imagination of the individual. They can appear geometrical, symmetrical and even mathematical, but are created with the same level of forethought and creativity as a doodle, where intention and affect are often ambiguous. Annesley draws on his experience as a pilot in order to create much of his work. Over the past 15 years Annesley has been focusing on the idea of translating his drawings, which echo his free-flying experience as a pilot, into three-dimensional form. His intention is to allow viewers to experience his work in a similar way to the movement of an airplane, tracing the maze of lines around until it becomes clear that each of the segments are in fact repetitions of the same crystalline shape, twisted at different positions and angles from a central point of focus.