Sandy Barth: Twigs and Branches
Winter to Spring 2021
I was born in Chicago and moved to San Francisco in my early thirties.
Since I was a child, I have always dabbled in art in one form or another. My father took up oil painting as a hobby and I would sit and watch him, and eventually tried it myself. So the love of art, both as an admirer and as an active participant, has always been a part of my life.
After I retired in 2013, I delved back into art through classes in basic drawing, figure drawing, jewelry and mobile making. I also had more time to be out in nature and, as a fan of Andy Goldsworthy and Ruth Asawa, my love of both nature and art merged to form this exhibit.
In working with my twig and branch sculptures, I particularly focus on the dimensional shape of the work and how it produces a graceful yet strong impression of light, space and shape.