Sandra Hansen, MFA
When Sandra Hansen became an Eco artist in 2014 she began painting about environmental issues. She then moved to creating art from plastic bags. Sandra wanted to become more environmentally sound in her art practice. In 2015 she fell in love with the magic of creating something translucent from leaves and bark. Handmade paper is completely environmentally sound and can be absolutely gorgeous. Its rich texture and its delicate gauzy effects are amazing. Paper has the ability to bring alive the horrendous problems of water pollution simply by putting plastic bags into the pulp. Paper is exceedingly versital as well and can be used in many multimedia objects and hangings.
Four empty dresses being blown away pognantly memorialize the four girls killed in the Birmingham Church bombing in 1963. After extensively researching the bombing I recreated the girl's clothing as best as I could. The dresses were then stiffened and hung from the ceilling along with their shoes, purses and other objects they may have worn.
16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham
72 x 72 x 72 in
Cotton and found objects