Artist and designer Sasha Samuels creates in extremely diverse cultures; Silicon Valley and Italy (her Tuscan studio was for a time a 14th century Romanesque church). A lover of the sea, Samuels relocated part-time to theBay Area expressly to cross pollinate with brilliant scientists in the region and help mitigate climate change by influencing the influencers through her art. Receiving her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, she spent her senior year abroad as a member of its European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. This lead to a lifelong multi-disciplinary exploration, some with Italian masters, in painting, Florentine stone mosaic, goldsmithing, ceramics, sculpture, blacksmithing and enamel as well as numerous exhibitions, publications and awards, including an international award/feature at a museum in Salerno, Italy.
Sunburst Earrings with Detachable Drops in 18k lemon gold, Mediterranean coral branches, and golden champagne diamonds.
La Collina – plein air oil on canvas at my house-church studio in Eastern Tuscany.
The artist painting at the altar of her church-studio.