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. 

     A soft blanket of sweet green algae covers the glittering blue lake. Silver white fish lie on the bier of Lake Erie, senseless of life. Agricultural and Industrial waste creates our exquisite pollution.

     Algae Bloom won Honorable Mention at the Holland Area Arts Council all Michigan Regional Art Show 2014.

Oil and Acrylic on Masonite

96 x 48 x 4 in

Algae Bloom