art by sandra fadayel
ABOUT SANDRA FADAYEL
Me in a Nutshell
I’m Sandra, an artist with a background in interior architecture, and a nomadic spirit that belongs nowhere or everywhere. I love making marks.
A Jordanian-Canadian with Palestinian roots, I trained at Bath University, UK, and Pratt Institute in New York, and I’ve worked at some of the leading names in the design world, internationally, in wonderful places like New York City, Toronto, Bristol, Florence, Amman, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. So, I know a thing or two about making great spaces.
I’ve been making art for as long as I can remember.
But, it wasn’t until the summer of 2017 that I chose to leave a 12-year career in interiors to focus on making art full-time and immerse myself in that world.
My Work (though I prefer to say Play)
Like my background, my art is quite varied and versatile, but at its core, there’s a sense of play and exploration.
Heritage and globalism are common threads in my work. My ‘Heritage’ series (a.k.a “heritage-with-a-twist”) is a contemporary exploration of various Arabian themes and motifs as a nod to my own heritage. 'Places' is a collection inspired by the various cities I have lived in or travelled to, where the integration of different cultures and urban textures are a constant source of inspiration.
Every piece I create is based on a story. The story’s been cooking for years; the artwork is a snapshot of the story at a certain time.