Transforming life’s mundane moments into memorable experiences, JACKIE SANDERS‘ work explores the constant push and pull that each of us face in our day to day lives. As she layers and manipulates abstract gestural marks with crisp geometric lines, her work explores the in-betweens – the space between tension and calm, light and shadow, gestural and rigid marks, and the resistance and release of control.
Opposing elements pull your eye across the panel allowing the viewer to travel in between elements as they seek stability in the chaos. Encouraging others to actively choose the future they are creating, her mission is to help others feel more connected to their minds, bodies, and the spaces in which they exist.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Jackie has always been drawn toward geometric shapes and bold colors. On a mission to further explore this attraction and curiosity, she studied at Virginia Tech where she earned her BA in Studio Art, BFA in Art History and MFA in Material Culture and Public Humanities.