Byzantine Gate (66"w x 22"h) - Art Urbane

Byzantine Gate (66"w x 22"h)

Sandra E. Lauterbach

Inspired by the gate at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, the yarn, lace, ribbon, wool roving and tulle filigree work of "Byzantine Gate" intrigues the eye and casts shadows on the hand painted silk background.

The plexiglass rod that threads through the tulle sleeve on the top has holes at each end so that it can be hung on nails.

Dimensions: 66"W x 22"H

Biography and Story

"Thread, fabrics and yarn are my paints.  Instead of brushstrokes, I stitch.  My stitching is done primarily via sewing machine – an instrument emblematic of the female role. I see strength and power in the stitch and feel its history; it is a way of leaving a print to be remembered, beckoning you to take a second look.  The sewing machine is transformed into an artistic tool that I use to create contemporary art." 

Sandra’s eye and tactile sense were initially developed through exposure to the fabrics printed by her parents’ company, Alexander Henry Fabrics, Inc. She maintained her involvement in her parents’ efforts while taking art classes at Pomona College, attending USC Law School and during her employment at major corporations and law firms. She has taken art classes at Otis College of Art and Design, UCLA Extension, and Brentwood Art Center. 

Type: Fine Art

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