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.

     Whirling and swirling water tumbles plastics thousands of miles to its new home in one of the many ocean vortexes.  The plastic churns into eternity when it joins the Pacific gyre the size of Texas. It assimilates with its brother and sister plastics, breaking into ever tinier brightly colored bits and pieces. These bits are  a feast for the fish and birds' eyes and tummies. Empty calories and nutritents fill the beasts tummies, starving them to death as they gorge themselves on the exquisite tidbits.

Polyethylene, Acrylic, and Fabric on Canvas

48 x 96 in