Live Interview. ASANDRA is an Artist, Writer, and Channel. She attended Parsons School of Design in New York City, and was an Art Director at Art & Auction magazine. For the past 34 years, Asandra has worked professionally as a full trance Channel, and has an international clientele. She channels Master Spirit Teachers exclusively with a focus on assisting individuals in the fulfilment of their souls’ highest journey. In this interview, we discuss the new emerging consciousness, how to live in a way that is truthful and ride any waves of difficulty, how to express your true identity, your soul essence, and how we can each bring more light and healing each day in a “miniscule way” each day to help each other and the planet. Asandra also demonstrates and answers questions using her Contact Your Spirit Guides Cards for meditation and spiritual awareness.
Asandra’s paintings and prints reflect her spirituality through vibrant colour and symbolic imagery. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Washington, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, and California. Her artwork hangs in numerous hotel chains throughout the USA including Marriott and The Omni. She is included in the book, Miami Contemporary Artists (Schiffer).
Asandra has contributed to More Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul by Ariell Ford (Plume), South Beach Architectural Photographs (Schiffer), What is Death? (Lexie-Brockway), and is the Spiritual Guidance Examiner for Examiner.com National. Her Channelled articles are published in The Sedona Journal of Emergence. Asandra’s book, Contact Your Spirit Guides, was released from Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2011. Since relocating from the East Coast to Southern California in 2012, Asandra has exhibited in over 27 exhibitions including two two-person exhibit at Gallery 525 in Ojai, CA, and was featured in The Ojai Valley News as well as the Spring/Fall 2018 issue of Carpinteria Magazine. Her work is in the collection of Marriott, and Renaissance Hotels, and The Omni Int’l Resort and Spa, Orlando; FL. Exhibitions include the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum, FL, Andrews Art Museum, NC, The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum and Channing Peak Gallery, in Santa Barbara, CA and Wallspace LA, Los Angeles, CA.
“My paintings are inspired by the Southern California landscape. Although my work is primarily abstract, it reflects the exploration of topography, light, and colour variations found in nature. Using mixed media on wood panel, I have invented a method of making large, original stamps, layering my work to imply dimension and spatial configurations. The process mimics traditional printmaking disciplines that are blended with painting techniques.”
In 2011, she moved from the East Coast (New York/Miami) and relocated to California. Lifestyle and climate differences aside, the biggest variances are the terrain and diffused, golden light. The brightness of colour found in the work is a reflection of her interior response to this natural beauty. It is emotion expressed through colour, shape, and texture. I never plan ahead or make studies. Each painting is accomplished through an intuitive progression that begins with laying down a background colour made up of many thin layers of paint. This is applied using non-traditional tools such as sponges and squeegees. She then layers the shapes on top, adding and deleting as the image impels her.
Asandra says: “There is an inherent freedom when one works without fixed idea or formal methodology. I allow the image to guide me, turning the wood panel around as I work. The final direction of the piece is usually determined at the very end. One can compare it to creating from almost a dream state. It is the inner landscape; the place where we instinctually feel our deepest communion.”
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