German Heart, 14x11"



The series, entitled Embittered Hearts, consists of visual poems that evoke the universal emotions of pain, loss and cynicism that often come with the experience of betrayal. Although my own such experience happened many years ago, the remnants of it have in some ways remained with me and changed me so that the memories feel vivid enough still to portray them honestly. 

I love the study of the layered image and the actual printing process in photography, probably because my background is in printmaking.  Here I use the heart and cacti or succulents in general and roots and spines in particular to portray the various responses we human beings have when we end a relationship.  As I have in the past, I am also using embroidery in some of the pieces to add three-dimensionality. I continue to find this study of love and loss mysterious and magical.




Artist Sandra Klein was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and received her BFA from Tyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA and an MA in printmaking from San Diego State University. After working as a teacher, her art career moved from printmaking into mixed media and fine art photography. Her practice involves conceptual imagery that explores memory and personal narratives.

Her layered, often three dimensional photographs have been shown across the United States in venues such as the Center of Fine Art Photography in Colorado, Candela Gallery, in Virginia, A Smith Gallery in Texas, Tilt Gallery in Arizona, Southeast Center of Photography in North Carolina, Building Bridges, Arena 1 Gallery and the Los Angeles Center of Photography in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured on Lenscratch, A Photo Editor, What Will You Remember, Musee Magazine  and Diffusion Magazines, and is held in public collections. In October of 2017, Sandra will have a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, MA and will be showing at the California Museum of Art, Thousand Oaks in September.   She lives and works in Los Angeles.



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