Christie Sandvik


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Body Prints

Christie began working with body print

paintings in 2003.  Initially an exercise in

shapes, these became important for her

and those around her as a method of

realizing and embracing body shapes to

establish and re-affirm body acceptance.

Making something beautiful with your

body makes you embrace the perceived

flaws.  Additionally, viewing others’ basic

shape and form makes you realize that

either there is no “perfect” body, OR that every body is perfectly imperfect.

Early body prints gave Christie the opportunity to experiment with different paint application methods.  Using primarily her body and hands to paint, she experiments with different methods of throwing, splashing, and dripping as well as different thicknesses and types of paint.  These techniques allow Christie to give her abstract body prints additional form when desired.