The Salt Spring
National Art Prize
2021/2022

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Thunder

St. Catharines, ON

Artwork Statement


Presently my work continues to unfold in layers. It is comprised of layers of meaning, and now, actual layers of materials. I think of how this cumulative process of layering resembles the collection of life experiences. Each presents options, possibilities, and choices.
These encaustic sculptural works came from a solitary time and forced isolation. Managing the chaos of the external by carefully dissecting time into small manageable moments. Perfect little pieces fluttering, layering, then fused together yet still weightless and ethereal. In the end allowing the process to guide me as it neatly comes together, order and conformity restored.

Medium

Kozo, wax, pigment print on panel, unframed

Size

12" x 12"

About the Artist


Sandy Middleton is a mixed media photographic artist who resides in St. Catharines, Ontario. Her education and background are in still photography with a degree from Ryerson University. She went on to study both graphic and interior design post-university. She lived and worked as a commercial photographer in Toronto for close to twenty years but was interested in switching directions to a more creative practice. After relocating to Niagara, she was able to begin making both fine art and conceptual-based work. She is the recipient of several Ontario Arts Council Grants and was nominated on two occasions for the St. Catharines Arts Awards.