Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mandy Mohler's Photography and Art

Astral Projection. Oil on Canvas & Photograph on Board

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite photographers, Mandy Mohler. To my delight, I recently discovered that she is also a talented artist. What I love about her art pieces is that to me they have a life-loving, time-traveling, beautifully blooming, gracefully dying, chic, blue-green-tinted-like-a-childhood-memory..... oh how I could go on, but I think the final descriptive word is.... elegance. Cool, hard working, rusty chandelier type elegance. Elegance with a swirling, inky calligraphic E.

You can recognize Mandy's superb eye for color and texture in every piece. In one it might be the peeling paint on a found piece of wood, its happy history of colors peeping through, in another it's the blood red, almost lava-like beads encrusting an eroded, umber metal disc, the original use of which is long forgotten.

Mandy is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Fine Art at the Cyprus College of Art in Lemba, Paphos, Cyprus. She recently posted a show of her work on her blog. The one piece I imagine hanging in my dream bathroom (where it could be properly viewed from a huge clawfooted bubble bath) is entitled "I Love You, Goodbye". It infuses me with feelings of wistful nostalgia. I love pieces like this because for just a moment, I get to take a little daydream vacation. I imagine walking on that faraway beach, at the same time indulging myself in a bit of sadness for sweet days gone by. Ahh me, life is good.

Mandy does amazing professional photography, I could go on and on about it, in fact I just had to erase a bunch of text because I was getting ridiculously wordy and my usual sort of not very shortish run on sentences were becoming alarmingly long, so you'll have to see it for yourself, and if it moves you, get it! Mandy is adding more to her etsy shop, and you can follow her on her travels via her blog, and if you're getting married or engaged or just plain need a good photo of your gorgeous self, you should check out her portfolio

I love you, Goodbye. Photograph

Sea study

all images on this post copyright Mandy Mohler


  1. Wow Karen! Thank you so much! I had no idea you were going to do this! What a pleasant surprise! I am utterly speechless. Thank you for your support. As you know, I feel the same way about your art.
    We may have to do a piece exchange... perhaps if we split the shipping, I'll send you one, and you can hold onto one of yours for me until I return next fall. Yeah? xoxo!

  2. Deal! I would love that! how are you going to get them all back? It's gotta be crazy shipping! What do you think it will cost?

  3. I don't know, but I can find out. If there is one in particular you like, perhaps "I love you, goodbye, or Astral Projection" I can get a quote the next time I go to the post office.
    Chances are, they won't be coming home, unless someone gives me a reason to ship them. I've been trying to sell what I can while still on the island. Have sold 3 so far.

    I really like Sunflower Stand, Zinnias, and Mountain Dream. Do you still have them?
    Also, if you want me to set something aside, that's fine, but I am always making more, and perhaps you will like something I'm in the process of now.... ???

  4. I can't wait to see what you're making! let's keep the idea open and when you get back we can compare inventories and see if anything pops up. I LOVE "I Love you Goodbye" though. If you can get a quote easily let me know how much it would be.