Tuesday, November 24, 2015

December FOBL Gallery Wall Artist

December FOBL Gallery Wall Artist
Sandy Coomer
Mixed Media Collage Art
Artist Bio:
Sandy Coomer's mixed media collage art is meant to be examined up close. Although the presentation of the art as a whole should be pleasing to the eye, the details and minutiae of the piece are what make it special. Sandy invites you to look closely. See what you can see.
A native Tennessean and Brentwood resident, Sandy is also a poet. Her two collections of poetry are Continuum, a chapbook published by Finishing Line Press, and The Presence of Absence, which won the 2014 Janice Keck Literary Award for Poetry. Her poems have also been published in various regional journals and literary magazines.
As a poet, most of Sandy's art includes words, the emotive element, which bonds with the visual element in art to create a multi-dimensional product. Favorite themes are home, love, creativity, joy, belief in self, courage, and happiness. The one specific element you will see in virtually all of her art is birds. Birds represent freedom, delight, and fearlessness, and connect ethereal emotion (heaven, air) to sturdy, solid fact (earth, ground).

To balance her creative side, Sandy is passionate about endurance sports. She regularly participates in marathons, half marathons, and triathlons, finishing the year as a 2015 Ironman All World Athlete (top 10% of age group) after completing the ultra-distance Ironman Chattanooga in September 2014. She continues to train and race year round.
Learn more about Sandy at her website www.sandycoomer.com. See more of her art at her Etsy store: Sparrow House Art. www.etsy.com/shop/SparrowHouseArt
Each month, The Brentwood Library hosts two local artists on the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) Gallery Wall and Showcase Display. Please take a few extra moments the next time you visit to pause and savor these artists' creations.
Each artist who displays their collection on the FOBL Gallery Wall contributes one piece to the our Art Lending Library. With over 230 pieces to choose from, patrons are able to check them out for ninety days. This artwork is a beautiful addition to the library that includes original artwork in acrylics, oils, pen and ink, pastels, photographs, and water colors. A full, detailed description of most items can be found in the Digital Collection on the library’s website.