Sandra Grace Storey
I like to capture with my work a single moment within an ongoing story. I create creatures both familiar and mythical in an attempt to embody simple, human feelings....memories. The animal images come from encounters I have had with them, the rich and scary fairy tales of my childhood and the wonder of my immediate environment. Each sculpture I create is an original. I work on a scale that encompasses life sized pieces to tiny, personal amulets. Clay is a medium that is rich in history and mythology. A medium that never ceases to teach me something new and working with it always brings me joy.
I was born and grew up in Whitehorse, Yukon. The natural environment, especially the animals always fascinated me. Severe asthma when I was a child meant that I spent a great deal of time in hospital where I fed my self a diet of books about animals and mythology and spent many hours drawing and creating figures in plasticine.
In 1985, when I took my foundation year at Emily Carr College of Art, I had intensions of following a career in graphics but found that my voice and my passion were connected to sculpture and even more intensely to the medium of clay.
Two years after graduating from art school (with distinction ) and becoming an established clay artist working out of Wild Oats Studio in Vancouver, I found myself on another journey; sailing to New Zealand on a thirty five foot sailboat with my brand new Kiwi husband.
I spent twelve years in New Zealand before family obligations and home-sickness brought me back to the Yukon. I have been home now for three years and beginning to re-establish my career as an artist in Canada.
- Location: Tagish, Yukon
- Telephone: (867)399-3590