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. 

Handmade Paper and Found Objects

82 x 36"

International, Environmental, Mixed Media Artist

Anthropomorphic Sediments

Anthropomorphic Sediments

As more and more trash litters the earth, it creates layers, like sedimentary rocks. Some scientists have suggested that the newest layer of sediment should be called the anthropomorphic layer. Anthropomorphic means human made. This could be plastics,  petroleum products, and other human made things. Many human made products will not break down for at least a thousand years.

Sandra Hansen, MFA