Camel Toes is a little storage box. It is made of 100% post consumer content and painted with non toxic paint.
This little guy is sculpted out of used paper, for example junk mail, food packaging and cardboard boxes. It has 4 magnets on the hands to hold messages up in the air. The magnets were rescued from a discarded shower curtain. The stand is a combination of the stick from a broken window blind, a blue tube left over from new construction and a cool little copper stand I found at Goodwill Thrift store. It is currently at KALEID Gallery in San Jose, CA. If you are into a wide variety of art, you will love KALEID Gallery.
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.
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I originally made this plate as an opener for a conversation about luxuriously living sustainability.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.
This is one my attempts at expressing the way I see individuals who defend blind faith.
Shell Hinge, this shapey painting is made from recycled paper and cardboard and acrylic paint.
shapey plate shell hinge
I like to call these paintings “shapeies” because I make the canvas into a unique shape. This shapey is made from used and discarded paper and cardboard and painted with non-toxic plaster and paints.
Here is to the joy of trying to mimic the beauty of nature!
An expression of denial
As with most of my personal art this mask is made from recycled materials.
The bulk of it is Junk mail and boxes.
After I sculpted the mask out of the paper pulp and waited forever for it to dry, I painted it with acrylic.