What does an average day look like for you?
I am an early starter generally. I tend to wake up at 7.00am - 7:30am every day, even on weekends. I love waking up, especially to sunshine. The sun always make me feel happy and more energised. I am not one who will usually hit the snooze button!
I have a day job which I do on weekdays from 8am to 5pm. After work, I always try and squeeze in a workout with plenty of stretching for my back and neck. I don't usually do any creative activities until after 10pm, which is the only time during the week that I have time to think and create. At the weekend, I like to go out for a walk - just to get some peace and quiet.
Where does your inspiration come from?
I have 2 types of inspiration: the first one is visual and is usually inspiration I get from things like colours. But the second is spiritual and the inspiration I get from conversations with my family and friends covering topics such as life experiences, immigration, faith, cosmos and human nature. I especially love feeling connected to nature and I draw a lot of inspiration from it.
Which artists have inspired you over time?
There are many other artists that helped me grow but, I think without these three in particular, I wouldn’t be here today.
What do you hope purchasers of your work will feel when they buy your prints?
I really hope that people will feel peace. I hope they are amazed by the detail; just like the falling rain in summer on the sea but at the same time, I hope that they feel the same kind of calmness that you feel just under the surface of the water.
Sandy Kurt is a self-taught, Italy-based Islamic geometry artist. You can find the full collection of Sandy's incredible Islamic art prints here.