In her abstract landscapes, Mandy Budan rearranges the elements of nature. She uses strong color, discrete shapes and rhythmic patterns to reveal the beauty of nature in unexpected ways. Her inspiration stems from the green spaces in her home province of Ontario, where she looks for an elusive combination of light, color and shape to stimulate her creative energy. Awakening is a painting (and now a puzzle!) that can be enjoyed for both its abstract and realistic qualities.