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.
This woman's photograph was used to show that as a slave and a black woman she was no better than an animal. The fear in her eyes was gripping. This painting was done to compare it with the suffering of Jesus. I used the Shroud of Turin to emphasize this similarity. The folds of the fabric also become the bars of the prison of slavery.
Shroud of Tourin
54 x 48 x 4
Oil and Encaustic on Masonite