Like these WINGED WOMEN filling the Hyde House galleries, Sandra is focused on the business of being who she is, doing what she does—making and sharing her art. Just as one modest winged woman gathers and wraps herself in reverie, demurely perched on the head of a dandelion, another ascends in majestic self-assurance as though to pierce any glass ceiling that might deny her rise. Just as one mysterious beauty costumes herself ready to connect with
the other side, another trails her fingers through the water of a woodland brook, musing and stirring messages the stream is sure to bring.
Sandra’s sensitive chiaroscuro modeling, of her figures in WINGED WOMEN, animates the definition of a toned muscle in a stretched out arm, the soft and sweet curve of a hip and the contemplative dip of a shoulder, again and again revealing the tenderness, the sensuality and the power of the female form. By the light reflected on a naked thigh or the shadow upon a hooded face or the brilliant sheen of auburn hair, juxtapositions of strength, mystery and stunning allure resonate throughout this exhibition.
Prepared with a MSSU 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts achieved on a full merit scholarship, as a full-time Neosho artist, a wife and a mother, Sandra serves as President of the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, seamlessly wedding her dedication to her work, her family and the artistic community. For Sandra, there are no boundaries, only the next creation dancing in her head and asking to take flight.
You are invited to attend artCentral’s Opening Reception for WINGED WOMEN this Friday, March 11, 6-8 pm. Come meet and celebrate the artist.
artCentral is graced and grateful to have this winged talent among us.
WINGED WOMEN continues through March 27th.
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5 pm; Sundays 1-5pm. Information: 417-358-4404.