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. 

​Blue Mist River Paper

International, Environmental, Mixed Media Artist

Sandra Hansen, MFA  


Japanese Kozo and ink

82 x 34 in

This paper is translucent allowing a beautiful light shines through when hung in front of a window.  The river becomes lighter and lighter as it moves towards the top of the paper as if it is enveloped in a silent mist. As it flows downhill it becomes a dynamic maelstrom.