Naomi Sarna was born in Butte, Montana, a region that has been mined since the 19th century and still has many active mines. Her grandfather had a shop that sold mining tools, and she often spent her free time there, listening to conversations and watching the miners show off their finds. Naomi later moved several times before settling in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She studied sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for three years. Having tried herself in various fields, she finally found her calling, becoming a gem cutter.
Her carvings create a feeling of flow and movement, they embody the movement of wind and water, as if they themselves are in this movement. Naomi admits that the Art Nouveau period had the greatest influence on her work. “When I was growing up, I had a complete set of The Wizard of Oz books. They had Art Nouveau drawings. The Pre-Raphaelite period also influenced me. I love sensuality and curls. When I was in art school, I learned the art of drapery, which also came in handy in my work.”
Naomi Sarna hand-carves gems and minerals into one-of-a-kind works of art. Smooth lines that move like wind and water are the hallmark of the precious carvings, which Sana spends up to 500 hours to create. Today we will see Naomi’s works in the style of sculptural art carving on precious stones, taken from the Master’s website.