©2017 by Sandra Lefever

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STATEMENT

Growing up as a mixed heritage child in a time and geographical area where this was uncommon, an area reliant on tourism and the branding of its own image, I have always had interest in the identity of people and places. This is where my interest in exploring “otherness” originates, the place where perception and interpretation intersects with the genuine and real. The Flemish Renaissance and the art of Edo Japan have been very influential on me for the study of technical skill as well as examples of magical realism in everyday life.


In response to the present political climate, my current work uses pen and ink drawing to illustrate and document parks, nature preserves, and the animals that live in and rely on those protected, public spaces.