This is a long-term project that will be done over several years.  The final show will present a collection of "Body Images" from a variety of different populations.  Individual sets and events will be added to this page as they are completed and booked.

Each painting in this set is a time-based piece focusing on body image, which is thought to be a woman’s issue, but affects men as well.   Every interactive showing, starts with male and female skin-toned body prints on a white background, and viewers are encouraged to participate, and take part in modifying/enhancing the art to reflect their own body images. 

The next interactive exhibition of Body Images will be at The Black Hills Pride Festival on July 8th, 2017.

See more details about this event here:

Contrasting colors will be used in some paintings to point out the dangers of insecurities, and in others to show what it looks like if we highlight the pride and accentuate the things that we are proudest of.

The contrast in positive and negative body thoughts will be a powerful way to show how our body images change when we choose to highlight the good and overcome our negative perceptions.

Black Hills State University

November 2016

Stay tuned for future dates and locations!

Body Images

 University of Wyoming in March 2017


Participants can write the things that they love about their bodies and their insecurities as well. 

The paintings show that we are not alone in our insecurities, and that insecurities come in all areas, in different people. 

Christie Sandvik

Rapid City, SD 2016

Laramie, Wyoming 2017