Visionary Green Artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold's "Grateful Giveaway" of Recycled Fine Art Coincides with America Recycles Day

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In Sandhi Schimmel Gold's hands, Junk Mail is transformed from garbage into extraordinary Pop-Art Portraits. The award-winning artist pioneered the upcycle genre of art and has turned it into amazing Fine Art.

My work reflects society's obsession with beauty in advertising. My mosaic portraits are a purposeful intermix of junk mail and paper that would otherwise go to waste.

It’s not easy being green, but it can be beautiful when Sandhi Schimmel Gold is involved.

November 15, 2013 is America Recycles Day, but Sandhi Schimmel Gold creates extraordinary eco-friendly Fine Art EVERY day. Her art is created by recycling junk mail and paper most people would throw in the trash. In addition, the adhesives, paints and lacquers used are all green: non-toxic, water-based and acid-free. An early pioneer of the Green Fine Art movement, Sandhi's work hangs in private, corporate and museum collections around the world.

Paper Mosaic Portraits created by artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold are much more than meets the eye. Every picture tells a story. They reflect on beauty, radiate positive energy, and promote the importance of a green lifestyle.

Refreshingly original, Sandhi’s work speaks in her authentic voice; and, just like Haute Couture, is of exceptional quality and precision craftsmanship. Everything is drawn, painted, cut and assembled by hand. She specializes in creating custom portraits.

Sandhi has devoted her life’s passions to innovations in design while stepping lightly upon the earth. She finds inspiration in nature, fashion, theatre, history, music, emotions, and words.

Sandhi’s collection is a rare genre of work which has been experienced by only a select few, yet her diverse portfolio of pop art images, and pseudo-traditional portraiture, can enhance any environment; from a corporate setting to a contemporary loft to the utmost in luxurious living. She has been dubbed the "Queen of Junk Mail" for her colorful work and vivacious personality.

In honor of America Recycles Day and her gratitude for her success, Sandhi is donating up to 3 original works valued at $1200.00 each or more to her followers' favorite charities. The "Grateful Giveaway" is an opportunity for Americans to nominate a nonprofit organization to receive this art. The charitable organization with the most votes by Thanksgiving will "win" a Schimmel Art original for their own use. Visit the artist's blog to read more:

Sandhi has been profiled in an Emmy-nominated episode of "My Generation." on PBS and in numerous national and international magazines.

Schimmel Art is the work of Sandhi Schimmel Gold, a fine artist living near Richmond, VA. She is represented by Chasen Galleries in Richmond, VA. Art can be seen now through November 24 at the You can also find the art at Arts & Artisans locations in Chicago and several Ripley's Museums. The artist is always interested in additional gallery representation. To learn more, please email the artist.

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