Sandra Hansen, MFA
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.
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