ARTIST STATEMENT ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF THINGS:
I create figurative inked pieces set in abstract watercolor environments. This work evolved out of practicing inking techniques for graphic novels I write. The figures are inspired by photos I take, images found on-line and in publications, or from pictures shared with me – a recent series is based on photos taken by my teen and his friends. The abstract lines evolved out of play, I enjoyed the push and pull that develops between the figures and the abstracted backgrounds. The lines represent many things for me, colorful landscapes, the weight of the times and world, the energy of the body and the universe, the unknowable aspect of the future.
BIT OF A BIO:
Sandra Wong Orloff earned a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and a MFA in Fine Arts from Mills College. She was included in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts first Bay Area Now and awarded an Artist-In-Residence Grant from the San Francisco Arts Council. She was a founding member with Gina Gaiser of the artists collective Ben Dunne Presents, producing pop-up art exhibitions and events. She has taught artmaking to young people, exhibited her artwork here and there and continues to explore her creative process in Oakland, CA.
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