Full/Fill is large scale mandala project using shopping carts from big box stores arranged in parking lots and photographed with a drone. “Through the use of the shopping cart, an item that is both utilitarian and a designed marketing tool, I examine relationships between consumption as a necessity, consumerism as an activity and the […]
Finally! This is my first open edition print and it’s available for sale! Right here-
Mandalas: an art form, therapeutic tool, spiritual practice, and a gift. Ever wanted to: Tap into your creative side without fear of “doing it wrong”? Create a unique piece of art made by you, that is frame-worthy to hang in your home? Focus on something you are working on in your life and […]
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.
Making Mandalas- Paula Brett
I cried. The art teacher at Kingswood Elementary in Brandon found and read the tbt article about me to all of her students, they emulated my work, and then wrote me the nicest letter. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, for sure!!
fe·tish noun \ˈfe-tish also ˈfē-\ : a strong and unusual need or desire for something : a need or desire for an object, body part, or activity for sexual excitement : an object that is believed to have magical powers I was talking to my friend and she mentioned that many of my […]
“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.” I’ve been drawn to Mandalas ever […]
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 […]
When I have an idea, I have to run with it. And that’s exactly what I did! After I started making the mandalas out of candy, I thought- I want to do this with EVERYTHING!! Yes!!!!! And then I thought I should probably narrow that down. A bit. Ideas kept […]
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.
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