Photo by Jeff Newton
Shelly Sazdanoff's, minimal, monochromatic pieces are made from handwoven linen and concrete with the three-dimensional texture comprised of hundreds to thousands of very small knots.
Tangibly, her work explores texture, line and angle as well as elements of contrast. She works only in monochromatic shades of linen and concrete therefore forcing her to push the boundaries of design. Metaphorically, Sazdanoff's work abstractly meditates on our common humanity and desire to find the meaning in life. Specifically, her work focuses on the thought experiment in the book Ecclesiastes which appears at first glance to unbiasedly wrestle with questions of our core existence. So her work is sublty speaking upon such themes as human toil, celebration, quests for fulfillment, fear/postponement of death and inherent ideas of justice which do not seem to be played out in contemporary culture.
Commissions are always welcome.
"Being creative is not so much the desire to do something as the listening to that which wants to be done: the dictation of the materials." -Anni Albers
©Shelly Sazdanoff 2016