The Artwork of Sandra Yagi
Science, zoology and an obsessive curiosity for the macabre provide the fuel for my subject matter. My work is inspired by the natural sciences as well as by the traditional drawing and painting techniques of the old masters, including anatomical studies by artists such as Andreas Vesalius and Bernhard Siegfried Albinus.
My work incorporates anatomical imagery to explore the human psychological condition and humanity’s affect on the natural world. Cutaway skulls are used to portray our basic human drives and the thin veneer of humanity overlaying our animal nature. Conjoined twin skeletons contrast figures with a natural deformity undertaking great feats of athleticism and grace. My most recent work invites the viewer to contemplate the ephemeral and impermanent nature of existence. My recent series of paintings juxtaposes imagery of birds and butterflies, symbolic of the soul, with skeletons. ~ @sandra_yagi
Ring of Fire oil on panel 18×24
Anatomy Lesson Oil on panel 11×14
Octoskull Oil on Panel 24×24
Hatching Death oil on panel 12×16
Longing for the Ephemeral oil on panel 24×20
Madonna of the Wild oil on panel 20×16
Metamorphosis oil on panel 20×24
Bubblegum machine oil on panel 24×12
Inner Venom oil on panel 16×16
Absolutely unbelievable & incredible! Beautiful work!