I was born into a primitive living experiment called Padanaram in Silverville, Indiana on July 1st, 1971. My family lived communally, in a challenging environment, until the death of my sister Shelam.


A hereditary form of cancer took the lives of three other siblings and ultimately my father in 1995.


After the death of my father, I enlisted into the United States Army and served until I was honorably discharged in 2005.


I reside on the banks of White River in Fishers, Indiana. From my small studio and forge I create a broad spectrum of commissioned work for individuals as well as The American Red Cross, The American Lung Association,  The United States Special Forces Association, and The Infantry Bugler.


I possess no formal art training but I excel in multiple mediums as well as structural design and the fabrication of utilitarian items.


Sharek A. Gadd

Initiator of Handsome Things


my story