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. 

Waves froth and foam as they toss polyethylene bags about, pushing them for miles out into the ocean and fall prey to the fish and birds. Each painting is created by cutting plastic bags, fringing them, slitting them into sea foam shapes, and swirling them to create wrinkles and layers. The beauty of the plastic bags is a treat for our eyes, an exquisite delight.

Polyethylene and fabric

each panel is 72 x 54 in

Wave Diptych