Sandhi Schimmel Gold, an Arizona-based artist, does her bit for the environment by creating beautiful artwork by upcycling junk mail that would otherwise end up in landfills. She goes solo for the first time to display her work at the Springs Preserve Museum in Las Vegas through March 14. The 180-acre cultural institution designed to provide a vision for a sustainable future will exhibit Schimmel Gold’s amazing amalgamation of beauty and ecology at the museum show.
The artist established Schimmel Art with a goal to create extraordinary fine art while reusing materials that would otherwise go to waste. The artist makes incredible portraits by recycling paper, canvas, frames and brings acid-free, water-based and non-toxic adhesives and lacquers to use. She creates the portraits by reusing the same images that arrive via mail by cutting them in a way that a completely new and interesting artwork can be formed. If you wish to see her extraordinary artworks, then they are on display at galleries in several cities in North America. Schimmel Gold is also featured in the recently released 2010 edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! annual book, “Seeing Is Believing.”