“GIFTING ART” WITH SARAH JAMES POPE
PH: What is one of your favorite holiday traditions?
SJP: Date/walnut pudding at my aunts house with homemade whip cream. The recipe is top secret and so good!!
PH: Describe the medium of your work and what you love most about creating?
SJP: My mixed media work is made out of reflective street sign stickers, hunting stickers, promotional stickers, neon stickers from Fedex, and stickers I find online. I love that I have to make a 100 little decisions for each piece. I also love creating color schemes and designs with the stickers.
PH: Tell us about a heartwarming gift you enjoy giving?
SJP: I give my dad the same gift every year… a gift card for dinner and a nice bottle of wine at the Grist Mill Inn near the Homestead. Something he can always count on.
ABOUT SARAH JAMES POPE
Sarah Pope is a Richmond native, she graduated from St. Catherine’s School in 04’ and James Madison University in 08’ with a BFA in Photography and minor in Art History. After college Sarah spent two years in Atlanta working for a photography gallery and as a wedding coordinator, until she took a job in Richmond, met her husband and moved to New York. In New York Sarah freelanced in fashion and traveled all over the world before starting her own jewelry line OCIE New York in 2014. After two successful years of business Sarah moved to Savannah, where she continued to run her growing jewelry business. She has since, happily moved back to her home town, Richmond Virginia, where she plans to stay and maintain her jewelry line and fulfill her other artistic interest in mixed media art and fundraising.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” –Marilyn Monroe