Sarah Hempel Irani,
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Sarah Hempel Irani is an artist, mother, writer, speaker, traveler, survivor, and inspirer. Sarah works in a tradition that can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, but is always looking forward. She creates sculptures for public spaces, religious organizations, gardens, as well as private collections.
Originally from Michigan, she moved to Maryland to apprentice with a master sculptor and study public monuments in the Nation’s Capital. Sarah recently installed a 7’6” bronze monument to fashion icon, Claire McCardell, in Claire's hometown. Previously, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac commissioned Sarah to create two larger-than-life-sized sculptures cut from Carrara marble for the sanctuary.
Sarah has a BA in Fine Art and Classical Studies and an MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies She has been a visiting artist and speaker at universities, religious institutions, and civic organizations. She’s a huge fan of podcasts and has been featured on the Makers & Mystics podcast as well as Living from the Soul. She works out of her studio near Washington, DC.
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