Sondra Dorn

I am inspired by patterns and compositions found in nature.

My studio is my favorite place to be. The walls are covered with ever changing collected bits of visual information…photos, and photocopies, sketches, and painted papers, leaves and sticks and works in process. 

I love the gathering of these parts and bringing them together to create my ‘layered landscapes’.

I love examining and pondering the similarities between the view of the microscopic life held within and a view that could be seen from high above and far away. Most of all, I love the slow and considered path I take to create these attempts at describing what I see.

To create my work, I explore the details I’ve discovered and captured, first by dissecting the images, then reconstituting them with fabric, thread, paper, paints, pencils and acrylic mediums. I layer, draw and collage, building marks, pattern and imagery.