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Junk Mail Mosaics

If you ever thought you needed to spend a lot of money buying art supplies, then check out these modern-day mosaics by Sandhi Schimmel Gold. Schimmel takes any paper waste he can find (junk mail, calendars, postcards, photos, old greeting cards, etc) and then assembles its pieces to create a portrait. “Absolutely no technology, programs or dies are used to create my art,” he says. “It is hand-painted, hand-cut, hand-applied, hand-embellished, and hand-finished.”

“My work reflects our society's obsession with beauty through advertising – and the endless images that bombard us daily,” Gold says. “It is a purposeful intermix of images derived from advertising and thousands of incongruent pieces – images and text – from advertising that arrives through my mailbox. Assembled like a mosaic; the paper tiles create an entirely new image – an eclectic and tactile portrait reworked in my imagination, utilizing materials that would otherwise go to waste.”

Sandhi Schimmel Gold's website

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