The Junk Mail Mosaics of Sarah Shoulak
Meet Sarah Shoulak, a South Florida artist with ties to bitter cold of the Mid West. Sarah’s work takes a creative approach to using e-Junk as an art medium. She takes the almost endless amounts of junk mail and creates mosaics out of them. Below are some words from the artist herself.
I am an artist new to Miami. Originally from Ohio and raised in Minnesota, my travels have made me an eclectic individual, which I enjoy expressing in my art pieces. I currently own an art company called Kateri Art and Design, though which I promote and sell my recycled works. Most popular, are my junk mail mosaics. These pieces are generally 33 to 44” wide by 25 to 35″ tall when framed and are sure to generate attention wherever they’re hung. Each intricate mosaic is made from 2-4,000 half-inch squares cut from everyday junk mail (post cards, business cards, greeting cards, etc.).
Since beginning this venture in Miami in March of 2014, I have shown my pieces at the Frost Art Museum at FIU, Art Center Wynwood, The Ronald W. Regan Presidential House at FIU, and LMNT in Wynwood twice; once for a RAW Artists event and once for The Void at LMNT’s pop-up night club.
When I am not creating these recycled pieces, I am a graduate student at the University of Miami and work full-time at FIU. My undergraduate degree was completed in Denver, CO after I studied abroad in Beijing, China.
There is not as much information, but plenty of photos of my products on: