FUTURE LIGHT METALWORK


                 DAZZLING, BRILLIANT, ELECTRICALLY COLORED WALL WORK

                                              AND JEWELRY


                                               

CUSTOM DESIGNS BY AN AWARD WINNING ARTIST


ABOUT THE ARTIST 


Sandra VanderMey won first place awards in national and international art competitions for her unusual metalwork.  She exhibited her jewelry and wall sculpture in galleries around the world including Great Britain, South Korea, Japan and Germany.  Vogue Magazine commissioned her to design bracelets.  Sandra's first wallpiece "Winterplanes" was selected by the Smithsonian for the Air and Space Museum.  The Smithsonian Magazine along with numerous other periodicals, newspapers and international publications, Ornament magazine, Metalsmith Magazine, American Craft magazine featured her metalwork.  Public and private collectors, galleries and interior designers commissioned her wall work.  With almost eighty galleries and stores worldwide selling Sandra's jewelry, from Colorado ski resorts, Ceasar's Palace and the New York Holography museum to Neiman Marcus Department Store, her career bloomed.  

Sandra's first Master's degree she earned from the University of Iowa where she focused on coloring "exotic" metals, specifically creating thin-film interference colors on reactive metals, titanium, niobium and tantalum.  Her second Masters, a Masters in Fine Arts degree  was in holography and reactive metals.  Sandra was distinguished by being the first student in the history of the University of Iowa to graduate with honors from their School of Art and Art History.  After graduating she taught metalsmithing at Iowa State University, University of Iowa and Dordt college before moving to Los Angeles, California.  Three weeks later she received a contract from Disney studios to do jewelry for Disneyland.  Soon after,  she began her career with Star Trek, creating wall sculpture for the television show.  She produced numerous art pieces for the ships in all three Star Trek series, Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise.  Her art also appeared in Star Trek's video games and in the feature film Star Trek Insurrection. 

"I am inspired working with reactive metals.  With titanium, tantalum and niobium I have discovered the best of two worlds, the beauty of an intense and pure painterly pallet and a tactile sense derived from  working with metal.  Both provide the perfect vehicle for expressing my abiding love for nature.



All pieces seen her can be reproduced or are available for immediate sale 

 

 

TACO UNIVERSE WALLPIECE

    17" X 32"

            Commissioned by Paramont Studios for Star Trek for their television

            series and Star Trek Video game.  $8,000

THE FOUR SEASONS

A University of Iowa Hospitals' Installation and part of their permanent collection

See more at the following link...

http://futurelightmetalwork.googlepages.com/universityofiowahospitalinstallation

 

 

 THE PLANETS AND OTHER

 STELLAR PIECES

 You can see more here.... http://tqween.googlepages.com/wallwork


For more information about acquiring

Sandra's work email her at:

                          tqween@roadrunner.com