As the Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist in spring 2014, Sanditz made two works—Space Invader and Salad Kings—that consider the impact of commercial agricultural practices on native habitats. The major etching Space Invader depicts the body of an undulating python against which Sanditz has layered outlines of tomatoes tagged by acid-hued spray paint, reproductions of supermarket produce stickers, and decorative embossments created from carved Mylar. Following Sanditz’s 2013 painting by the same name, Salad Kings is a nine-color lithograph with collagraphed elements. The buildings of a modest farm estate form a horizon line sandwiched between a field of vegetables and an expanse of midnight- blue sky. Through a variety of printmaking techniques, both works allow Sanditz to question how much we truly gain when the natural cycles of life are indelibly upset.
Editions from this project