US mixed media paper artist
Sami Lange is a mixed media paper artist living and working in Phoenix, Arizona, and she's mum of 2 children.
Sami grew up in a creative home, and sees art and creativity as a fully incorporated part of family life, with her children having access to her studio.
Her paper artwork is made of hundreds and sometimes thousands of paper circles and shapes stitched together. Each shape is hand-cut by Sami with scissors, dyed multiple times in water baths, and then dried, taped and stitched. Sami has worked with paper dyeing for over 14 years. She has also done furniture painting, drawing, collage and print making.
After an evacuation of her hometown of Santa Rosa, California in 2017, Sami's family was blessed to have their home spared after the Tubbs fire swept through the city and burned down over 5,000 homes. This life changing event forced Sami to re-evaluate her art practice, reflect on what is truly important and what makes a thoughtful piece of art worth making.
**This episode contains discussions about post natal depression and anxiety**
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