Somsara Rielly is a Los Angeles Collage Artist, Illustrator, Graphic Designer & all-around seeker whose given name means “the eternal cycle of birth, suffering, death and rebirth” in Sanskrit.
Pulling from personal narrative as well as a lifelong collection of vintage paper and ephemera, her collages invite the eye to linger on and re-contextualize the familiar. As seen in the mid-century ideal much of her imagery references, rarely are things as they appear. Her collage and mixed-media work weaves in layers of interpretation and plays with the seemingly random connections between things. Propelled by a daily meditation practice, Somsara has a deep desire to find magic in the everyday that surrounds us, while exploring the profound inner world that exists in each of us.