I am inevitably lured to exploring life's narratives. I examine the power of the story and how it affects the culture and social mores it defines. My visual language derives from symbolic imagery abstracted from legendary tales then combined into a visual blend between story and my journey of truth. Re-contextualizing imagery recalls metaphors for the human condition. I am in constant search for that metaphor that identifies this condition. My concept dictates the direction of my process and the media, which is incorporated throughout execution. The still life is an important element in my work and as a collection; it serves as a manipulator of time, caught in liminal space. The collection itself contains stages between life and death, where anxiety meets desire and seduction is affirmed. I am fascinated with the toy as replica for life, examining belongings, situations and places; they evoke aspects of the real while remaining worlds apart. The miniature functions as a tool examining past, present and future from a voyeur's perspective, not unlike the “Wizard of OZ”, who controlled or seemingly so, the outcome of act I, II and III.
Lane serves as Associate Professor and Drawing Coordinator at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She received her BFA in 1995 from the University of Colorado at Boulder and continued her education, graduating in 1998 with her MFA, also from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lane has been teaching studio art courses in higher education since 1999. She was a member of Edge Gallery, an artist run co-operative from 1996 - 2012. Lane is an interdisciplinary artist, exploring both traditional and experimental media as well as two and three-dimensional works and installation. Currently, she is a member of Ice Cube gallery, also a co-operative art gallery in the art district referred to as RINO within the Denver communitywhere she serves as New Membership Coordinator for the gallery. She has exhibited nationally as well as internationally.
Sandy Lane, member of Artnauts since 2014