Sandy Winters lives and works in New York City.
For many years I have been influenced by the myth of Dionysus and the many tensions embodied therein. I tend to perceive nature as an indefatigable and overwhelming force, perpetually giving birth to and at the same time perpetually overcoming the world of order, artifice, and fantasy. On the one hand my work evinces an underlying preoccupation with the procreation and growth as well as the destructiveness characteristic of both nature and the human world; on the other hand there is a recognition of the surface world of whimsy that this process makes possible. I tend to depict an environment of largely abstracted forms, which, if I have succeeded, are forbidding and yet playful, inexplicable and yet evocative, indeterminate and yet on a subliminal level familiar.