The Nine @Tuscaloosa

The Full/Fill series in it's entirety was recently installed at The Nine @Tuscaloosa near the The University of Alabama. This student housing was designed by the 908 Group. "Our focus is to create highly unique properties and innovatively functional living spaces through the utilization of cutting edge architecture, design and technology. A primary point of emphasis is for each distinctive project to achieve a delicate balance between form and function.", states their mission. I am honored to have my work featured in their latest property.

Fruit Mandalas

Toy Mandalas

Gasparilla Arts Festival 2017

The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts was fanatastic.  This was my first "official" arts festival and I loved it.  Thank you to all of my Tampa friends who came to see me.  I'm also honored to have won 5 purchase awards!

Klace & Company Feature

I'm so honored to be featured on Klace and Company Real Estate's Blog. Read the interview!

 Klace and Company Interview Paula Brett

Klace and Company Interview Paula Brett

Creative Collective Open House!

Come on out to the Creative Collective Open House! Thursday, October 20th from 6-8:30 pm

431 Erie Ave, Tampa

Come shop for some great artistic stuff! 14448947_1804475996494122_482321735699117070_n

Recent Paintings

 

The Making of Full/Fill

Here are some pics from the first cart mandala made with a crew.  We arrived at a Target in Lutz, Florida at 6am and got straight to work.   Through the darkness we put together the design using a picture of a model I had made in my studio.   was It was a learning experience for sure.  Forever grateful to all who helped! With the award of this grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, I pushed my ideas and my work to a greater scale and depth that I wouldn’t have as easily without it.   I took on a project of creating eight large-scale mandalas and it was quite an endeavor.   I stretched myself to complete the work which included but was not limited to: researching stores with carts of specific colors, receiving permission from stores, finding the best stores to use based on parking lot aesthetics and distances safe for drone photography, finding a way to mock-up the design before the photo shoot, being at the store at sunrise to get a shot without shadows and dealing with opening hours, organizing helpers to arrange the carts, and finally editing the images to printing them.

I now have more confidence in myself as an artist to take on bigger projects and know that I have the skills to create them in the future.

The concept and meaning of the work itself is also continuing to unfold, as it’s available for the public to see. By exploring societal consumerism and consumption in a playful and possibly spiritual way, I’m helping to raise questions regarding the psychology and politics with which these subjects are intertwined.

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 psychology and spirituality behind the need to 'fill our carts'." - Paula Brett

 

Christopher Wayne Home Show

We had a great show at Christopher Wayne Home!  Thank you to everyone who came and all who made the show possible!

Best of the Bay Award!

Creative Loafing of Tampa Bay gave me an award! "Best Sweetest 15 Minutes of Fame in Vanity Fair Italia" is the category I received. Pretty funny, but I'll take it!

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Thank you, Tampa Bay! 

Creative Loafing Article

Melanie Wiesen wrote an GREAT article in Creative Loafing about me and my candy mandala journey leading up  to the Vanity Fair issue. Read it HERE.

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Vanity Fair Italia

I received an email from Vanity Fair Italia asking if they could use my work in their magazine.  Needless to say, I was thrilled.  And Giorgio Armani was on the cover. Here's a pic of the page:

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30% Off SALE!

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We're right in the middle of CYBER MONDAY and I'm offering some VERY NICE SAVINGS!

This 30% off sale includes the Calendars, Greeting Cards, and everything in at my Fine Art America Shop and is good for 48 hours! Yes... because, why not spread the love?

Use the code SRKBDP at the Fine Art America site, and no code is needed for Calendars.

Ok, peeps! Grab your savings!