Artist and designer Sasha Samuels creates in extremely diverse cultures; Silicon Valley, the pacific Northwest and Italy (her Tuscan studio was for a time a 14th century Romanesque church). Samuels relocated part-time to the Bay Area expressly to cross pollinate with world class scientists in the region, particularly psychologists specializing in trauma recovery. 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 a juried exhibition/award at a national museum in Salerno, Italy). A self-supporting artist primarily as a metalsmith, Samuels has always remained dedicated to her fine art practice. The artist is currently combining all her artistic mediums to produce mixed media interactive wall sculptures. Alchemy is the theme of her current body of work, inspired by Jungian psychology as an approach to psychological transformation and well-being.