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.
The polyethylene bags rain down onto the gentle waves, which joyously toss the pretty plastic to and fro.The plastic disperses into tinier and tinier pieces to become one with the universe, swimming with the fish and eaten by fish and birds alike.The exquisite jewel like shimmering of the polyethylene bags creates bright spots for the sun to glint, refract, and create glorious colors for our eyes to feast upon.
96 x 108 in.