Heather Sandifer

extraordinary botanicals



My art is the direct result of artist and subject who meet, and following a series of negotiations, agree to work together. The process itself reflects this collaborative synergy.

Seeking a different connection with the natural world of my fascination, I created a new kind of art – one that combines the hands-on techniques of nature printing (when images are created directly from natural objects) with those for the traditional monotype. Works include those in which actual plant material remains embedded in the finished piece to those in which all material is removed and color applied in layers. Additional techniques may include brushwork, drawing, and working color both on top and beneath the surface of the vellum, further utilizing its semi transparency.

The end product is the result of an intense and active collaboration and it is always a joy for me to wrestle with the material – both paint and plant – and see what ultimately transpires!

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