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
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.
Love your Mother is a painting trying to remind us that if we want beautiful oceans we have to rethink the concept disposable.
It is made of used and discarded styrofoam and paper, and is painted with non toxic water based paint.
made of used and discarded styrofoam and paper
In The Beginning
This piece is made of recycled paper and wood. Painted with acrylic.
by Sandi Billingsley
Black Lives Matter.
No Justice No Peace.
Reallocate police funding to keep the peace.
NO more murders of our black brothers and sisters at the hands of the police.
Please save our democracy.
One of my favorite things is to add skyscapes to a room.
Bird’s Eye Echioceras
5’6″ x 4’4″
Hand made canvas of recycled materials and latex paints by Sandi Billingsley.
This is a close up to show the brush work, also to show how I manipulate the clear coat to create a wet beaded look.
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
This piece is can be hung vertically or horizontally.
I originally made this plate as an opener for a conversation about luxuriously living sustainability.
The two images of the same piece are to show the effects of change in lighting.
This piece is made of recycled paper and latex materials.