São João da Madeira, Portugal
Ana Moreira has been drawing mandalas since her childhood school days, way before she even knew what a mandala was. Back then, they were just geometric shapes to her. Over time, what started as a hobby developed into a career and she now creates superbly intricate, hand-drawn mandalas for clients from all over the world. Ana’s other love is classical music, which serves as both a soundtrack and an inspiration for her work. She approaches every new piece like a composer would a musical symphony, layering and grouping various elements together to form a cohesive, beautiful arrangement. Read more about Ana Moreira in our interview on VOIR.CULTURI.
“This piece is inspired by the Baroque era of classical music. A continuous, uniform key is complemented by various musical ornamentations, adding a sense of drama, exuberance, and grandeur. Yet, no matter how embellished, Baroque music and art always remains grounded by structure, thus able to maintain an undeniable elegance and poise.”
“All art and creation is infinite. Whether a writer, painter, illustrator, sculptor, photographer, or musician, one’s work contributes to furthering a craft, to shaping a movement, and to making a style an eternal part of history. Nothing is for naught if it lasts forever.”
“A piece of music is composed of a mixture of forms, rhymes, melodies, and instruments. Each individual component can seem so distinct from the other yet they unite perfectly into a coherent whole. As with music, the arrangement of the various shapes and details in this design results in a piece that is deeper and more complex than the sum of its parts.”
“Inspired by the beautiful simplicity of sheet music. I’ve always been amazed how an assortment of notes and melodies can come together to represent an entire symphony of sound on paper. Every composition is a story written in a universal language, one that can be retold with almost any instrument.”
“This mandala is based on the phenomenon of Multiple Discovery – new concepts, theories, and inventions are often conceived independently and almost simultaneously by multiple, unrelated people. Every person’s thoughts and ideas go out into the universe and come back as divine inspiration for someone else.”