George Gilmour Gallery, Open Studio
Opening Reception: Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Sandi Ralph’s Shadow Flight takes its inspiration from creatures in the natural world—butterflies, birds, wolves. Ralph’s print-based wall sculptures are intricately hand-cut from Japanese paper and formed into three dimensions with the use of silver pins and beads, punctuated with Swarovski Crystals. The works subscribe to a recurring theme in her work, Construction and Deconstruction. Her original source in each case is deconstructed, stripped to its essential elements and reconstructed with a minimalistic intent, creating and emphasizing the shadow presence.
Sandi Ralph is a multidisciplinary artist. Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design, she has built her career in art by drawing from the multiple disciplines of painting, photography, installation, sculpture and printing. Her works project outside of traditional boundaries to encourage new understandings of her creativity. The majority of Sandi’s work is derived from her own photographs and sourced illustrations of animal life. Most of her artistic pieces combine original photographs with screen-printing and other art forms and media; they follow, in the main, a basic theme of reduction and renewal.
Open Studio: Art Toronto
My work, Flight #1, a wall sculpture, was a signature piece at the Open Studio at Art Toronto in November, 2015. Another of my works was the first piece sold by Open Studio at this prestigious show, on Opening Night no less.