Such a Small Thing

Cherri Lakey, of Phantom Galleries, Two Fish Design, KALEID Gallery and Ano Domani,  had the fun idea to create a

large painting for the entry wall at KALEID Gallery.

We talked about reflecting the tiny imposition of wearing a mask compared to the Plague Doctors’ uniform.

Thank you Cherri and Brian for turning San Jose into a city of art.

 

 

The Plague Doctor, by Sandi Billingsley  is currently hanging at KALEID Gallery.

9′ x 6′ canvas painted with non toxic paint

New work at KALEID Art Gallery HARK Holiday Show

   KALIED Gallery has had a Holiday show for about 10 years now. During the annual HARK Show you can find creative and unique gifts.  I made the Scented Mandrake roots for this years show. They are made of  rope scraps, junk mail and paper food packaging. The paper is then sealed with nontoxic glue and paint. As an absorbent layer for the scented oil, I then add an unsealed layer of paper to the chest and belly. This allows the paper to absorb the essential oil and to give the root a scent.

 

 

                                   The Scented Mandrake Collection is part of my effort to continue dialog about the importance of living sustainably.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Echioceras Marble

     Many years ago I was told that as an artist you are innately toxic to the environment. This worried me because we need a healthy environment and yet I have this compulsion to create. This unlikely marriage of emotions are what drive me and police my work.
I hand made this canvas of recycled materials and coated it with non-toxic and low-no-voc paints


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This piece is can be hung vertically or horizontally.

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