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.
Our Exquisite Pollution explores the dichotomy of plastic based pollution in opposition to the natural beauty, fluidity, and transparency of both plastic bags and water. Every year, of the 1 trillion plastic bags produced worldwide, 28 million tons of plastics go into our water systems through littering, illegal dumping, discharges from rivers, storm drains, and sewage outfalls. Despite this we choose, or must buy plastics and things wrapped in plastics, making us choose plastics over clean water.
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Our Exquisite Pollution