Last updated: 21st of January 2021
About the Artist
Hello and welcome to artbysahasa.com. Art By Sahasa is a small business based in the Netherlands, Europe but safely ships worldwide and has collectors in 30+ US States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Countries, the Middle East and (South East) Asia.
The artist behind this venture is a sculptor, painter and mixed media creator. They build miniature koi ponds and other artworks by hand from (polymer) clay, resin and complementary materials with the goal to create unique art that offers tranquility, peace and enjoyment to its collectors. They also draw and paint with any medium but are especially fond of working with oilpaints.
The story so far...I've drawn things all my life. For as long as I remember, I was drawing something, somewhere. Chalk and ballpoint pens first. Then your classic graphite pencils or markers on printer paper before evolving to something more. Charcoal, oil and soft pastels, colored pencils and anything I could get my hands on. This most naturally led to painting (and drawing,) sometimes on commission. My favored subjects were animals, most notably horses, birds of prey and many koi.
However, around 2014 I transitioned into sculpting creatures. The tactility of the material quickly captured my imagination. Soon I started sculpting koi, which I already knew well from drawing them. While on the hunt for suitable “fake water” to use with these miniature sculptures, I eventually discovered epoxy resin in 2016.
From there on I have mixed and poured countless of pounds of resin and have developed resin techniques through practice, experimenting & experience. Over the course of the past 5+ years I've built hundreds of miniature koi ponds and created many other artworks by hand from polymer clay, resin and complementary materials.
Miniature Koi Pond, with hand sculpted polymer clay koi.
I'm out to prove art can be inspirational and offer tranquility from day to day. It's my mission to provide such creations that are a little oasis in a world that's filled with pressure to perform.
Aside from ponds you will find work featuring other water-dwelling creatures, such as a variety of Octopuses. These highly intelligent ocean dwellers continue to amaze scientists (and fans) with their smarts and fantastic anatomy. Three hearts, nine brains, no skeleton, blue blood! What's not to love here?
For Detail Lovers
If you enjoy detailed work with a sense of calm and peace you've come to the right place. My ponds are designed to be harmonious and balanced while my octopus pieces are a playful, affectionate tribute to the ocean. If you have an affinity with water, be it salty or sweet, one of my detailed display pieces may just be what you're after. Either for yourself or maybe as a gift to a friend, family member or significant other. Maybe the marine biologist, aquarium keeper or scuba diver in your life. Safely shipped to your door, almost anywhere in the world.
Aside from watery pieces I also create wildlife and domesticated animal sculptures when the mood strikes.
Commissioned portrait, clay sculpture of an Appaloosa horse.
My main method of creation is sculpting from polymer clay. The mini koi in my ponds are hand sculpted by me from 100% polymer clay. Some details on sculptures may be painted. For information on each individual creation, check its description for techniques, methods and material list.
Stickers & Prints
Stickers and Prints offered are based on digital artwork drawn in Photoshop and/or CLIP studio in combination with a pen tablet or any variety of traditional type of artwork, created with e.g. acrylic paints or oil paints, colored pencils or pastels. All illustrations/artworks are created by Sahasa.
Connect with me!
Follow me on Instagram @sahasa.artist where I post videos and pictures of my creations and share planned shop updates and other relevant information with you. You may also sign up for the newsletter on the bottom of this page if you'd like to be notified when new work is available.
If you have questions please check the F.A.Q. first. For specific questions about orders and other time sensitive correspondence please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number in the subject line. Please be aware the contact form occasionally puts messages in the SPAM folder, there may be a delay in response.