STORY OF A MULTI MEDIA ARTIST
S A R I K A N D E L ...
Currents in Digital Photography & Fine Jewelry
Since relocating from New York to South Carolina, my interest in photography has evolved into a serious passion. My heart feels lifted by the lowcountry skyscapes I am compelled to capture and share with you. I shoot with my iPhone and play with light and color until what I see on my screen reflects my soul-stir space.
I was inspired to make my own beaded and wire-wrapped jewelry because I love working with gemstone beads! They are so varied, interesting and beautiful. What started as gifts for others and jewelry for myself has blossomed into one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces and collections for galleries.
I source most of my 18k gold and diamond beads from India and because I work with fine gold to go through those tiny holes, my wire wrapped pieces are super delicate.
I am a founding member of the South Carolina chapter of National Association of Women Artists and am currently exhibiting photos and fine jewelry at SoBA in Bluffton, and silk paintings in Beaufort, SC.
I am a Montessori/Art teacher by day and I run Paint for P.I.N.K. Play-Shops to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Cancer doesn't define me but I realize I can't tell my story without acknowledging that I'm a survivor.
Diagnosed at age 36, cancer broke me wide open and paved a necessary path to my heart and the sanctuary I now call home.
I am humbled by the silver linings, double rainbows and angels in my life, blessed to have been able to enjoy the last 14 years with no evidence of disease.
Not a day goes by without creating.
"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you"
ENTER THE WORLD OF SARI KANDEL
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time
Bluffton, SC, USA