Morgan Mandala was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois,USA, but has called the front range of Colorado home for over a decade. She is most well-known for live painting, circular canvases, and imagery of fantastic naturalism combined with geometric forms. Morgan has toured around the globe performance painting, teaching, and constantly learning, often in collaboration with artist and partner, Randal Roberts.
Morgan earned a double BFA in painting and art History with a minor in philosophy at Colorado State University. Her studies sparked her interest in the relationship between art and spirituality, and how this relationship manifests itself throughout global cultures with special interest in shamanism and plant medicine.
Morgan's early history as an artist was characterized by naturalistic drawings, however this changed as she began to focus on painting in college as a meditative and healing practice. This lead to studies in color vibrational theory, and ultimately, the creation of mandalas.
About the artist...
Want to know more about my Performance Live Painting with Randal Roberts? See what we're all about, here: http://www.allofthisisforyou.com/r-and-m/
For inquiries about bookings, exhibitions, original art, and more, please contact: MorganMandala@gmail.com
Many paintings are informed by her world travels, symbolic studies, and experiences with plant medicine. With these influences, Morgan continues exploration of the relationship between art and spirituality through many facets. Ayahuasca Ceremonies in the Amazon Jungle, exploring the carved hallways of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, viewing the sculpted landscapes and carved dieties of Bali, Indonesia, and living by the Rocky Mountains are all characteristic elements and themes that inspire Morgan's paintings.
I paint to visually explore our connection to the world, each other, and our inner selves living the conscious human experience. Mandalas are graphic representations of the universe - the multiplicity, and the singularity; the macrocosm, and microcosm. I re-interpret and merge objects and symbols in my paintings to create a metaphor for our seamless connection to the world, and open up a wider understanding (or questioning) of what we see and how we perceive.