Amanda Sage is at a cutting edge of a new breed of visionary artists evolving from an aligning profound depth, she uses art as a medium for personal, spiritual and planetary growth and transformation. Born in Denver, Colorado in 1978, her adventurous spirit carried her to Bali, then on to Vienna, Austria to study classical painting with Michael Fuchs, resulting in becoming a long time painting assistant to Ernst Fuchs (whom taught her Mischtechnik). She came to know other Visionary artists with whom she has worked, exhibited and co-founded the Academy of Visionary Art in Vienna and the Colorado Alliance for Visionary Art. Amanda is currently represented in various galleries (The Temple of Visions & the Galerie 10), and online collectives such as the Tribe 13, which has been bringing visionary art to festivals & gatherings worldwide for over 10 years, and Beinart.org collective. She spent most of her formative years in Boulder, Colorado surrounded by open-minded parents who nurtured her spirituality, a sense of fearlessness and consciousness. Sage regularly meditated mornings at the Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center and went on vision quests and meditative retreats. To present date, when not traveling to teach workshops or for projects & exhibitions, she currently spends most of her time in her studio above the HIVE Gallery & Studio’s and the Temple of Visions Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.
Her portrait and figure-works are meant to inspire spiritual and personal transformation as they feature waves of “intense color” that convey boundless growth opportunities. Her aspiration is to paint messages, visions and narratives that communicate with an ‘older & wiser us’, awakening ancient memory; as well as the ‘present us’, that we may grow up and accept the responsibilities towards our existence, Now. The egg is a common motif in her works as it represents the seed of life and a doorway or portal to the infinite, as her intention is: “to create portals that open to the infinite possibilities of being and expressing, so that we may remember and re-discover who we are, where we originate from “and where we are headed.” She receives inspiration from a variety of rejuvenating sonic frequencies as well as her own ideas and emotions stemming from her entity. She begins painting by nurturing and allowing a story to develop, which allows herself to freely and spontaneously let the paintings emerge without overthinking. She sees visionary art as a cultural phenomenon and an art form that tells a universal story of interconnectedness of life and the divine. Believing that “art is a powerful, symbolic language,” transformation is the ultimate goal to entice awareness and actions to consciously care for one another and the Earth.
“In life I strive to take responsibility for the effect of my existence, and through my actions and images, inspire others to think/dream beyond their immediate capacity. Ultimately I seek to create portals that open to the infinite possibilities of being and expressing, so that we may remember and re-discover who we are, where we originate from and where we are headed.”
‘Through my work I aim to shatter the ‘illusion of separation’, to challenge the viewer to question, and evolve out of ignorance, conditioning & ingrained genetic habits.”
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