Phaedra Sinatra, artist behind Eye Was Here, born in the northern frostland of Finland, is a spiritual seeker, illustrator, artist, writer and transpersonal psychologist on a never-ending path of expression. An explorer of the inner and outer world in its every possible form, she is passionate about all things mythical, unexplainable and expanding, the inevitability of the unexpected – the vortex of the cortex. She works on different layers of consciousness, tying the left brain with the right, molding them together, bouncing from one extreme to another, sliding through the vast spaces of the “in-betweens”. Fantasy is the playground of intelligence and she likes to use both creativity and logic in her works, from absolute nonsense to strict facts, doing whatever she loves doing from the heart, continuously expanding.
Ten years of her life she spent on zig-zagging Europe with Estonia and Finland as her bases, dwelling in the underground rave and psytrance cultures. After finishing her studies in psychology in the university in Estonia, she hit the road again, taking a one way ticket to China with a strong appetite for self-growth. By been grown up on the road, living a nomadic lifestyle, she carries a fusion of many different cultures within herself, being the living metaphor of Indonesian motto “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika “, meaning “Unity in Diversity”. By now she has been in 28 countries, searching and finding the utopia of spiritual oneness, while creating and managing a community house in Bali for like-minded souls on the way. She still identifies herself as a cosmic gypsy and an earth orphan of the Great Spirit.
She manifests her visions and experiences into being through multiple mediums, throwing her soul into illustrations, digital painting, acrylics and having a special love-relationship with ink and watercolors, which for her symbolize the two opposites from dark opaque mystical spheres to light transparency. Her style of work is mythical, mystical and transpersonal-fantasy fusion sometimes throwing on symbolic occult tantrums and psychedelia. Her vision is to transcend the physical, materialistic world and portray a wider vision of awareness.