About Me and My Work
Sandi describes herself as deeply engaged in life.....squeezing every moment out of the day.
Sandi strives to capture and communicate a subject's essence across many media. I love nature and am swept away daily by moments of awe. Fundamentally I want to capture that moment and communicate it to others.
She often feels the need to communicate her enchantment with a subject across fabric, paint, photo, assemblage, printmaking and words. One leads to another in a linked conceptual and visual array. My version of a series is moving across media.
"I love colour, texture and nature. This motivates me to capture the joy that I experience across a variety of media.
When working in paint or fabric, I like to zero in on the essence of a subject and I often design the work in iconic fashion. I choose watercolour, acrylic or oil depending on the colour and light saturation I want to convey. I mix in fabric or text periodically within a painting.
I like to be highly inventive with my fabric art and to create a piece, which is interactive and invites touching – an act which is frowned upon in more traditional quilt maker displays.
In photography, I love to capture light and texture, utilizing both black & white and macro techniques.
I use assemblage for conceptual expression, finding its multi-dimensionality the ideal way to express complex themes.
Recent endeavors include forays into compositing and poetry writing.
2020-2021 lead me into the world of collage and crankie making. What's a crankie? www.thecrankiefactory.com/115034625
I approach all work with the credo that "art changes lives". Engagement in the arts is transformative and I find myself more and more bringing it to others and community. In my journey I have always encouraged and facilitated others to make art. In recent years I am more engaged in community artmaking and run a festival and series of related events as such. It is a deep source of joy.
Sandi has retired from full-time work in adult training for the essential skills required to be successful in a journey of choice. She remains in the field as it is also a lifelong passion.