I am intrigued by the ocean and its effects on the human body. Specifically, I am fascinated by how the water changes my own mental and physical state. Growing up around large bodies of water, I spent much of my youth swimming and diving down under the surface for as long as my lungs would allow. The weightless floating, the lack of sound and smell, the fractured beams of sunlight refracting through the water, and the push and pull of the ocean currents all combine to create a temporary sense of detachment and euphoria. My current series explores this relationship to the ocean by examining the effects of the water on my body and mind while being submerged. It is based on my own experiences and perspective, how I perceive the feeling of being underwater for a single moment in time.

Brandy Scholl is a jeweler, sculptor, and educator who was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She graduated with a B. F. A. in Studio Art with a concentration in jewelry/metals and sculpture at Winthrop University and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing at Indiana University of Bloomington. She has studied commercial stone-setting and marble carving in Florence, Italy at the Lorenzo di Medici Institute, as well as designed and built a large-scale public art piece for the city of Rock Hill, SC. Brandy exhibits her work nationally and internationally and her work has been published in The Herald Newspaper and in the book H21 III: Handouts for the 21st Century. She has also received an Applied Jewelry Professionals certificate from the Gemological Institute of America.

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