Sandra Hansen Eco Artist

When Sandra Hansen became an Eco artist in 2014 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 completely 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 versitile as well and can be used in many multimedia objects and hangings. The beauty of the paper shows us the beauty of each of the objects that we love until they decay into pollution.

Based on Bubble drawings 1 and 2, Bubble 3 uses many of the same elements but with a different medium and larger format.The polyethylene plastic bags give the painting a watery wet feel, while at the same time pointing out the dichotomy of putting plastic and water together. Atmospheric perspective is confused with flattened images which are larger at the top than at the bottom of the painting. Yet the colors strive for brighter in the front and duller towards the back. The effect is both visually pleasing and disconcerting at the same time.

Polyethylene. 80 x 40 in. $3200

Bubbles 3