About Sandi Chaplin:
Sandi Chaplin has been a Chicago-based artist since the 90′s. Having received her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College in 1998, she returned a year later to teach in the Film Dept. Spreading out her talents to the First Year Seminar program and becoming a member of the Teaching Academy, Sandi continues to strengthen her teaching abilities.
Working from her home, Phantom Limb Art Studio, Sandi has shown throughout Chicago including the Chicago Art Dept, Loyola University, Randolph St Art Gallery as well as a solo show as the International Museum of Surgical Science. Her work spans photography, painting, sculpture and performance art, but usually it falls within the same frame of the human physical anatomy mixed with that of the emotional anatomy. In her recent years, as she finally acquired her very own backyard, the life of trees has grown into and out of her workings.
No stranger to public art, Sandi first cut her teeth with Cows On Parade, garnering a front page picture of her cow in the Chicago Tribune where they called her work, “stunning.” Last year, she participated in the Hears-A-Bluhm along Michigan Ave.
About “Growing Out of the Glare:”
Growing Out of the Glare will be a glass mosaic eyeball with the musculature at the backside transforming into roots with a tree growing out of the top. The glare off the glass, the glare of judgement from others and our own sense of self-worth…how do we grow from this? What do we grow from this? Do we grow good qualities or bad habits? The glare of the passer-by as Art is observed and the glare of the art as it observes the audience…How will you grow from the encounter?