George Gilmore Members’ Gallery

Sandi Ralph

Shadow Flight

DATE

February 12, 2016March 12, 2016

Opening Reception

February 12, 20166:30 – 8:30 PM
Sandi Ralph, Shadow Flight #5, 2015, screenprint, hand-cutting, silver pins, Swarovski crystals, image size: 23" x 28".

Sandi Ralph’s Shadow Flight takes its inspiration from creatures in the natural world—butterflies, birds, wolves. Ralph’s print-based wall sculptures are intricately hand-cut from Japanese paper and formed into three dimensions with the use of silver pins and beads, punctuated with Swarovski crystals. The works subscribe to a recurring theme in her work, construction and deconstruction. Her original source in each case is deconstructed, stripped to its essential elements and reconstructed with a minimalistic intent, creating and emphasizing the shadow presence.

Sandi Ralph is a multidisciplinary artist. Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design, she has built her career in art by drawing from the multiple disciplines of painting, photography, installation, sculpture and printing. Her works project outside of traditional boundaries to encourage new understandings of her creativity. The majority of Sandi’s work is derived from her own photographs and sourced illustrations of animal life. Most of her artistic pieces combine original photographs with screen-printing and other art forms and media; they follow, in the main, a basic theme of construction and deconstruction.