Curtain Eyes is made of kozo lace bark. Kozo is made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree. To make the lace, the fiber is cooked and then pulled apart creating a lacey effect. Turkish eyes are supposed to protect the house where they are hung. But the feeling of being watched by the protective Turkish eyes is funny to me.
These could be made to fit many window sizes.
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.
Sandra Hansen, MFA