Second Place Award of Excellence
The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
2023 Spring Online Exhibition
Online from February 15 through April 15, 2023:
Hugh M. Davies, Ph.D.,
Director Emeritus, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Congratulations to our
Second Place Award of Excellence Winner
Sandy was awarded the second place for her
44”x189”x44” rattan, bamboo, and wood mixed media
Sandy, a mixed media artist who uses felt, clay, wood, various fibers and digital images, was born and raised in New England.
After receiving her undergraduate degree she moved to Los Angeles. Her Masters of Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics was awarded from California State University of Long Beach
Her career of teaching included a local university, junior colleges and private high schools. In addition, she has been an artist-in-residence at Art Farm, Marquette, Nebraska, and Aras Eanna Cultural Center on the Aran Islands in Ireland and studied with renowned basket makers Joe Hogan and Alison Fitzgerald. She presently maintains a studio in Long Beach where she also lives.
She often makes non-functional objects that echo a connection to nature or the “ordinary or mundane routines” in life. Interested in process she finds repetitious movements rewarding, revealing and relaxing.
About Reclining Nude
I do so enjoy working with my hands using natural materials that have a renewable resource and are environmentally friendly. Using bamboo and rattan I have twined from the top on down. This is a method I have used in making rattan pods which is generally the opposite technique of most basket makers. The form and shape was partially determined by me, but the rattan had some say in it also. The result was, while I humanized the material, it naturalized me!