Sandy Sykes composes visual tales of signs and symbols, which float up through time and engage the present in a dialogue of suggested possibilities. She recycles the stories of yesterday: adopting legends and relating them to our own world of sound bites.
The woodcuts are one off prints, hand burnished onto fragile handmade Indian papers.
Sandy Sykes M.A. was born in Yorkshire and is a painter, printmaker and maker of artist's books. Since 1970 Sykes has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Her work is held in numerous Private and Public Collections including Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
The Flying Itself (The Flying Itself series) , 2013
105 x 80 cms
Unique, hand burnished woodcut on Khadi Paper