Sandhi Schimmel Gold, S Chesterfield Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement Call it Paper Mosaic, call it Recycle Art, call it Mixed Media, call it Papier Collé... it's Fine Art by Sandhi Schimmel Gold Papier Collé:
An art form that combines traditional painting with paper. Similar to a collage, a Papier Collé composition utilizes only a variety of papers - pasted directly onto a painting on canvas or wood.
Sandhi transforms her original paintings into fascinating Papier Collé Mosaic Portraits. A unique expression of this art form; espeically as she utilizes paper that would otherwise go to waste. Sandhi's work graces the walls of private collectors' homes, is featured in numerous corporate collections as well as permanent museum collections.
If a picture is worth a thousand words... these are made from thousands more.
"My work reflects society's obsession with beauty in advertising; images that bombard us daily. I appropriate those images and reuse the advertising vehicle as well. My paper mosaics are a purposeful intermix of advertising messages - junk mail, postcards, etc. that arrive through my mailbox. I hand cut, sort and manipulate thousands of pieces; images and text - to assemble a mosaic portrait. I create a new image of beauty - an eclectic and tactile portrait redrawn and reworked in my imagination, utilizing materials that would otherwise go to waste."