Sandrine was born in Albi in 1966, but currently lives near Bordeaux. Having graduated with a first class degree in applied arts, she spent some time in Paris exploring - and lecturing on - the city's cultural heritage.
Sandrine subsequently moved to the Gironde, where she devoted her life to her children, although she still managed to find time to continue to work in her studio. There she discovered Floral Art and “ikebana”. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a composition of blooms of two or more colours, ikebana often emphasises other areas of a plant, such as its stems and leaves. Thus it draws emphasis towards shape, line and form. Sandrine found this liberating, and it inspired her to investigate the asymmetry that can be found where emptiness justifies the expression, and where a single line can assume massive importance.
More recently, Sandrine has undertaken further studies at the Beaux arts de Bordeaux, and her learning experience there has impelled her to attempt the representation of emotion. She has come to feel that her work should be seen as a sensual pleasure, in which she creates movement. And the emotion expressed therein is the life force at the heart of nature, upon which all other art forms are based.
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