Were you scared of Jason [Momoa] when you first met him?
Definitely. When he first met me, he basically rugby-tackled me to the ground and went, “Wifey!”
The Mandala, the Sanskrit term for “Circle”, is a spiritual and ritualistic symbol in both Hinduism and Buddhism. It is a shape and symbol that represents wholeness, and portrays a relationship to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds. In Other Worldly, it is re-imagined by two of our featured artists, Amy Cheng and Paula Brett. Amy Cheng’s “Mandala” series was inspired by six months spent in Brazil in 2010 on a Fulbright Fellowship. These abstract, mandala inspired paintings metaphorically emulate the vitality of life force. According to Amy, “When I contemplate the energy of life force I think of cells and cell divisions, the universe forming itself out of dust, seeds blooming into plants, all which tend to emerge jewel-like, diaphanous, seductive and playful.” Paula Brett’s series marries Candy with the Mandala to create the Candala. According to Paula, “My intention with these candalas is to arrange everyday sweets into a pattern which becomes scared, where delicious turns divine, the enticing now exquisite.”