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. 

     The soft green algae blanket invites the fish to lie down for a long rest.  Bubbles dance merrily on the edge of the algae blanket. Natural sand is turned into a matching shade of green.  Exquisite fertilizers enhance the color and thickness of the thick green covering creating a feast for the eyes. Shimmering blue water peaks through the thick layers of green gauze.

96 x 48 x 2 in.

Oil and Sand on Canvas

Algae Bloom 2