Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Alenna Marie Sandy, Chicago
Member Since May 2011
Artist Statement I am a self taught artist, none of the technical skill learned from house of guided studio instruction, or the art theory concepts to be transplanted to my canvas. I work alone, on my own, learning from books and mistakes. I find things in the world I'd like to use - images and texture that go into my file of media. Wandering around antique shops, I search immediately for old books, and especially photos, stuffed in bins: faces, houses, family reunions, babies, or blurry landscapes.  Where are the owners, the lives, the stories that come from these images that I will never hear or feel?  They become things I confiscate from another time – memories of never-attended parties and beach vacations, of living rooms I never sat in, clothes I never wore.  Married with paint, modern magazines, drawings and stencils, I find stories that I would not bother to tell with words alone. Each piece is a page from a novel or a moment from a strange dream.

I am working in Chicago now, in a studio downtown, but I've lived around - San Francisco, Pittsburgh, North Carolina. Soon, I will be in Austin, where I'm hopeful my weird art will be well received.


Product No 4000643
Subjects Abstract, Collage, Color
Style Surrealism
Tags Alenna Marie, Sandy, abstract, collage, flowers, love, modern, paris, silver, surreal, urban, women