Terra Hall 15th Floor and Anderson Hall, 6th Floorsdavis@uarts.edu
Davis has been photographing as a way to express her unique vision since the early 1980s. Her haunting imagery is about capturing remembered moments from the past to cherish in the future. She does this through several bodies of work that explore history through photographing what remains from previous eras. Enjoying adventure and discovery, she seeks out historic architecture and gardens, turning her lens to the spiritual and symbolic icons. Through the way she captures these sites and by printing the images in various alternative processes, she makes them her own vision while creating an illusory veil of dreaminess. Her recent work continues to focus on memories, history and symbolism. Pulling from her collection of vintage toys, curios and ephemera, she builds tableaux to create narratives that explore the distorted memories of personal histories as well as legends, myths, fairytales, fictions. Sandra C. Davis was born in 1960 near Philadelphia. She received a BFA in Illustration from Moore College of Art and an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts both in Philadelphia. She teaches traditional darkroom photography and alternative process photography at several colleges and universities in the tri-state area. Her award-winning images have been exhibited internationally and are in public, corporate and private collections.Sandra C. Davis is fine art photographer whose haunting imagery is about capturing remembered moments from the past to cherish in the future. Most of her work is printed in alternative photographic processes. She teaches alternative photography classes at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and teaches alternative photography workshops throughout the USA. Her works have been published in several books on alternative processes including: The Book of Alternative Processes, Second and Third Editions by Christopher James as well as Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes and Gum Printing, A step-by-step Guide, highlighting Artists and their Creative Practices by Christina Z. Anderson. Her award-winning images have been exhibited internationally and are in public, corporate and private collections.