Sandra is an artist born and raised in Rockville, Maryland. She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Graphic Art. Her studio is in her home that she shares with her husband and adult son. Her subject matter is predominantly Afro-centric with a focus on the African American Woman, sisterhood, and African American History. Current projects have included today’s headlines, Black Lives Matter, the Corona Virus and coping.
Sandra considers herself a multidisciplinaryartist with the focus on mixed media incorporating paper from magazines, shredded paper, paper towels, fabrics, mesh produce bags, as well as acrylic paints including the acrylic skins from leftover projects. The choice of material is based on discovery and experimentation.
Recently Sandra has taken the collage technique to create one-of-a-kind bags from upholstery fabric, denim, and fabric remnants. Each bag has an appliquéd design from scraps of fabric that suggest female figures. This technique has also been used to bring new life to old and scratched glass table ware, tabletop surfaces, as well as decorative cardboard boxes. Future projects will include quilts, wall hangings and wearable art.