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Artist Statement
Sylvia Bandyke uses the collage format to integrate associated images into a cohesive unit that is even more compelling because of the embedded story. Having been a playwright and technical writer, she is used to delivering content with a message. Now as a visual communicator, Bandyke continues to provide meaning via the structure of the collage format, wherein the four photos confirm, augment or even contradict each other if warranted. Bandyke enjoys offering the richness that the multiplicity of images provides along with the impact gained through thoughtful positioning of them. Each collage is 14" x 14" framed. Slyvia Bandyke has shown her work in MI ArtPrize, Grand Rapids 2014-2018, Artists’ Society of Dearborn 2018-2021 (won 1st place in photography '19), Dearborn Community Arts Council (won honorable mention ’20), Mount Clemens Anton Art Center (won Director’s Adult Pick ’20), Muskegon Museum of Art, Detroit Scarab Club, Midland Center for the Arts, Northville Art House, Lawrence Street Gallery, Grosse Pointe Artists Association & Detroit Artists Market. In 2019-2021 Bandyke displayed in national juried exhibits at galleries in 21 states. Continue to be juried into online international shows of Light Space & Time, Fusion Art, Art Room & Grey Cube Galleries.