The exhibit, “Sweet”, by Elisa Contemporary Art, who represents me in nyc, is on in Bridgehampton this July- Aug. 4. Go out and see it if you are there! Here’s the article in Art Daily.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SWEET SPIRIT: DYLAN’S CANDY BAR PRESENTS ARTIST PAULA BRETT’S CANDY MANDALAS New York, NY, November 13, 2013- Tampa artist Paula Brett known for her candy mandalas, or as she terms them “candalas”, has teamed up with Dylan’s Candy Bar to have four of her works featured in […]
Just as I wrote the title of this post it reminded me that I still really want to see Behind The Candelabra, the HBO movie with Michael Douglas playing Liberace. As Liberace says, “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” Back to the Candalas. Many people have told me […]
Mandala is a Sanskrit word: manda= essence, la=within; it is a circle that contains the essence.
The mandala symbolizes the laws of the universe and, since man is a microcosm of the universe, many cultures believe that the mandala also symbolizes the human soul.
My intention with these Candalas is to arrange everyday sweets in a pattern which becomes sacred, where delicious turns divine, the enticing now exquisite.
Two things I love with my whole being: movement and color. In these paintings, I’ve paired them into a visceral form. The application of the paint was done with large handmade “brushes” using large dance-like strokes. These pieces are a bit raw and intuitive, created with a lot of energy in the spirit of the abstract expressionists.
Today I took photos of my painting process. I am trying to resolve some older paintings that had no idea where they were going. A horizon line always helps me to focus. So, here are some Van Gogh-esque clouds over a colorful body of water. I’ve started to literally draw […]
Fabrics. And revelations. And work.
This is an interesting challenge I have given myself. I can tell this is already going to have a breakthrough effect on my work. Here’s a Pink Sky piece that may or may not be done… we shall see.
For the next 28 days, I am committing to make a piece of art every day. Here is the first one. Happy Groundhog Day! Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Chinese New Year! Happy New Moon!
At the Figment Festival on Governor’s Island in NYC, Joanne Morton, Florence Corrigan Wang and I facilitated a Mass Manifesting Mobile- an interactive installation where people wrote their fondest dreams they wished to manifest into reality.
Humbolt Park Thrill Party, Chicago, The Shelias, movement piece, choreographed by Ania Greiner, 2003
Birds of Passage, site-specific performance collaborative with Jennifer Monson’s BirdBrain Dance with Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 2004. Part of a performance class taught by Joan Dickinson in the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago.
I was cast to be the “casting director” for this Pepto Bismol commercial shot in Budapest. My job was to teach all of the ‘contestants’ to say “Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Upset Stomach, Diarrhea” and cheer them on as they auditioned. Most of the people did not speak a lick […]
On Saturday May 12, 2007 at 12:00 GMT Wayne Brett and Paula Brett (in London and Budapest, respectively) pointed their cameras towards one another and performed a “Camera Dance”.