Sharon    Sandberg


For me, still life is a marriage of metaphor, arrangement and observation.

Factors of choice, such as placement, point of view and lighting seem to
“plasticize” this particular genre allowing the painter an enormous amount
of freedom for abstract manipulation.

In my paintings I strive for serene and lucid solutions to arrangement and color.

I look for, and attempt to establish, relationships between very ordinary, often
utilitarian objects, objects that have beautiful and functional shape, old
objects, which seem to have a past.

I am fond of objects and qualities such as:

                  an antiquated wooden ironing board...

                  vessels and containers... tools...

                  the geometry of fruit... kimono and trees...

                  patina...                                                            and empty space...