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Media is the Message -- Media is the Medium

An artist's job is to challenge, provoke and immortalize the age they live in. This is the age of information overload. It enters our psyches through mailboxes - outside your door, or on your electronic devices. We’re never far from another sales pitch, another come on, another buzz word, another overwrought image. I've developed a technique that not only reflects that assault, but is created expressly from the very advertisements and messages received. The portraits are the transformation of images seen into a collection of words and images, re-imagined and rearranged to be re-seen anew. This site showcases most of the work I've made in the past 11 years.

If a picture is worth a thousand words... these are made from thousands more: junk mail, advertisements, marketing materials, packaging...all upcycled using eco-friendly materials into green fine art.

"My work reflects society's obsession with beauty in advertising. My junk-mail mosaic portraits are a purposeful intermix of thousands of pieces -- images and text -- hand cut and manipulated to assemble a newly envisioned portrayal of beauty, utilizing materials that would otherwise go to waste."

- Sandhi Schimmel Gold


An Unkindness of Ravens





Out in the country in Virginia,

but not too far from Richmond.

Commissions Welcome!

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