ARTIST: Sandy Nelson
MEDIUM: silkscreen ink on paper (hand-pulled silkscreen print, four colors)
SIZE: 24” h x 18” w
PRICE: $200 (to purchase contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Inspired by the civilized cultures of the Nordic countries, specifically Sweden, whose policies and programs are designed for the flourishing of all people, my vision is for a world where all people have a place to live, all have enough to eat, and all have fresh air, clean and safe water, and the beauty of the natural world around them in daily life. Basic needs are met collectively so that individuals can flourish and life is peaceful.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Sandy Nelson is a visual artist and graphic designer living in Seattle, Washington. While she has been a painter primarily, she has recently started a new series of artwork, designing and producing hand-pulled silkscreen prints. Each piece is comprised of several layers, each color printed one at a time. The images are created using masks: either hand-cut stencils or painted directly on the screen with a brush and masking fluid. The ink is then pulled across the screen to create one layer of the print at a time. While each piece starts with a pencil sketch to plan each layer and how the layers and colors will overlap and relate to each other, the result produces some unexpected shapes and textures. Sandy recently completed a nine-month artist residency with Brehm Cascadia Artist Residency in Seattle during which she created this new body of work in silkscreen printing, both on paper and on found textiles.