Images in Sand

Images in Sand

Janis Sternbergs
Copyright Date: 1977
Pages: 112
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    Images in Sand
    Book Description:

    In 1965 Janis Sternbergs made a few playful lines in some sand on his studio table and was struck by the image he had created. A photograph of this confluence of shadows showed what seemed to be a great earth sculpture of vast depth and breadth. So began an art form which united the talents and skills of engraver, sculptor, painter, and photographer. And when Sternbergs added color effects to his images by use of photo-screen process printing, he employed the skills of still another medium -- one in which he is a recognized master.

    In this book Sternbergs first explains and demonstrates many of the techniques he has developed in producing his dramatic sand "paintings." In a series of illustrations designed to instruct the neophyte sand artist, we see a variety of commonplace tools used to explore the many possibilities of sand as a material for spontaneous work.

    What one supremely creative mind has done with the medium can be seen in the catalog of Sternbergs's sand images which follows the instructional portion of the book. The 154 black and white photographs not only suggest the range and potential of sand imagery, but attest as well to the imagination and versatility of the artist.

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-6466-3
    Subjects: Art & Art History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Table of Contents
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  3. Preface
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  4. Introduction
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    Elsie Kennedy

    In their search for means of creating visual imagery, artists occasionally develop new techniques by deliberately pursuing them, while at other times such innovations appear more or less by accident. In 1798, for want of a scrap of paper, Aloys Senefelder wrote his mother’s laundry list with the first materials that came to hand in his printmaking studio—greasy ink on a smooth stone. This was the beginning of lithography. In 1965 Janis Sternbergs, while working with intaglio prints, made a few playful lines in a pile of sand on his studio table and was struck by the unusual confluence...

  5. Some Ways to Work in Sand
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  6. Images
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  7. Back Matter
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