ABOUT the OWNER
Sharl G. Smith is an artist based out of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Through a process called bead-stitching, she produces each piece by hand-stitching glass beads together, one bead at a time.
“Sun Drops Studio” is Sharl's creative endeavour that seeks to explore the possibilities of these amazing and intensely colourful little points of light. Sharl is fascinated with seed beads and is inspired by the sculptural and creative potential of this extremely tiny medium. She also finds the modular nature of the beads combined with her tension-based construction technique an appropriate medium to explore themes of social systems, connection, nature and the spaces between.
With her sculptures, Sharl defines spaces by combining regular polyhedra rendered through the organic dimensionality of her beadwork. This produces a unique sensory and tactile experience of geometric solids. She calls it organic geometry.
Sharl was born and raised in Jamaica, W.I. She moved to New York City in 1998 to attend university where she obtained a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2003. Sharl continued to live in various parts of the US, working as a designer and architectural professional for 12 years before moving to Canada with her husband in 2015 and pursuing her passion as a full-time artist.