MNN Galleries

14 artists with a green message

By: Laura Moss on Aug. 15, 2011, 1:05 p.m.
Sandhi Schimmel art

Photo: Sandhi Schimmel Gold

10 of 16

Sandhi Schimmel Gold

Using a technique she calls acrylic mosaic fusion, Sandhi Schimmel Gold upcycles junk mail and other paper waste into art. Gold takes papers most people throw away — everything from postcards and brochures to greeting cards and tax forms — and hand cuts the paper to form mosaic portraits. All of her art is applied by hand, and she uses only water-based, nontoxic paints. Gold’s mosaics have a strong environmental message, and she says her vision is to “create beautiful yet thought-provoking images of beauty.”