Paula Brett

Paula Brett is an award-winning artist making the extraordinary out of the ordinary.

Full/Fill

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 […]

The Candalas are going to Dylan’s Candy Bar!

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 […]

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Candy Mandalas

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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Color Mashups

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.