Description This embellished photograph is of the Homestead Grays Bridge. The bridge crosses the Monongahela Bridge. On the far side is the massive USSteel Homestead Works, which is now a shopping mall. Of note is that this location is the site of the Battle of Homestead, a brutal, starvation-spiked fight for fair labor practices. This image is intended to expressing moving from what was to what can be.
Sandra Gould Ford, Pittsburgh, PA Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement Sandra Gould Ford creates and presents literary, photographic, mixed media and textile art for healing and high achievement She also teaches and exhibits in schools and organizations nationwide. Because she changes the art regularly. If an image you've seen isn't here, contact the artist directly at: SandraGouldFord@aol.com.
To celebrate artists and their potential, she founded Shooting Star Productions, Inc., a non-profit cultural organization that produced two major writers conferences and published Shooting Star Review, an international literary quarterly. .
She has received Fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Dow Creativity Center. She has completed residencies at Yaddo, Ucross, Ragdale, Djerassi, Millay, Hedgebrook and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. The Dorland residency was funded by the Lannan Foundation. In addition, her photography and quilts are in corporate, institutional, private and museum collections.
For five years, she taught Creative Writing residency at the Allegheny County Jail. A writing award was named in her honor by Chatham University. Sandra Gould Ford now develops and promotes her novels, inspirational books, her steel mill photo memoir and her visual art.