Monday, 29 September 2008


My digital collages are about dreams and fairy tales.
My fairy tales are intercultural compilations of famous stories.
My ‘dreams’ are more of a daydream type - happy, pleasant thoughts which take me to places and enable me to be a creator of my own blissful, joyful and perfect world…


My practice employs performance, text, objects, installation and Interactive social-based works with which I reflect on the body as a phenomenon in transformation, as an unfinished entity, a location of becoming, change and renewal.

Frequently the work is created in the public realm, and develops directly out of relationships built between the audience and myself. I have previously invited strangers to take part in my projects on a one to one basis in order to gain and explore this relationship further. These events are created to respond or to comment on how we relate to one another in vulnerable situations and in absence of language.

Visually the work brings the attention to the manipulation of everyday objects, daring to present an alternative physical reality, shifting the image of an elite culture by means of subtle interventions. 


My work is bound up with a preoccupation and fascination with the lost, the transient, the fleeting and the obscure. On the whole, the works evidence a wide range of materials and methods. However, there can be a tendency to use out-of-favour elements such as old photo-sensitive chemicals in relatively unorthodox ways. Works may also register notions of presence and absence, inclusion and exclusion.


Her work focuses on her perspective, as she invites the viewer to 'come into her world' where she communicates through imagery rather than words. As a dyslexic who is also ambidextrous, Sandra's inspiration for her imaginative artwork focuses on her experiences and surroundings which portray how she sees everyday life.
Sandra’s artworks are abstract, sometimes pixelated, futuristic, and can be seen as a bridge between fine art and photography.


In my practice I operate in the spaces, the dialectical spaces; object / thing; time / space; object / representation; perception / cognition – the final gap between seeing and understanding and the narrative that fills that gap to generate understanding.
I attempt to generate spaces through time that allow the viewer to enter and presents an opportunity to recognise the process of entrance and to become aware that that is what they are doing. I create narrative-free "films", using small alterations or processes or rhythms or loops or stasis or palindromes to create a process of object; film of object; viewing of film of object. But this is not, nor could it be a closed loop as narrative construction begins to fill the gaps.
So I focus on the everyday, not the overlooked but the unconsciously seen, the perceived, that cumulatively added to the self, generates cognition. But in that space are the processes, structure, social constructs that allow us to move from perception to cognition with little or no awareness of its occurrence. I attempt to make that process more conscious, an embodied process, a phenomenological process, an immersed and embodied spectatorship.