Sandra Dean

Sandra Dean

Tieton, Washington
Feb
03
Two black and white photos, on left, a fence post, branch and orchard in winter; on right, an ice-covered small tree

Midwinter Postcard 2024

Dear Esteemed Readers, It’s midwinter in the small, agricultural, rural, “renaissance town” of Tieton, Washington, just east of the
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Jan
06
Painting of spiral green chestnut husk and spiral brown chestnut within in front of spiral blue background..

Illuminating the Invisible

This is the 2nd of two posts about artist Hilma af Klint and my connection to her work.
11 min read
Dec
21
A wno-covered creek runs top left to bottom right, with brown grass on each bank and hills in the backgroun.

2023 Solstice Night Greeting

Dear Esteemed Readers, The gorgeous feature photo that begins this post could be of nearby (and much-beloved) Cowiche Creek, not
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Dec
02
Photo of

Paintings for the Future

This is the first of two posts about artist Hilma af Klint and my connection to her work.
6 min read
Nov
04
Image of center spiral with gold leafs at bottom left and upper right and blue vibrations at other corners

Full Circle

Dear Esteemed Readers, On October 28, 2022, after nearly a year of research and planning, I launched a positive-spirited, arts-related,
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Oct
07
Photo of Magnolia soulangeana in front of Sandra Dean's Seattle home, by David Bilides

Goodbye, Seattle

My stay in the rural small-town environment of Tieton this past year and a half was a dry run prelude
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Sep
02
Map of route from Seattle to Tieton.

Pulling up Stakes

Dear Esteemed Readers, As many of you know from my previous Art Nun posts, in October of 2021, I began
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Aug
05
Photo of Visionary Voices installation panorama, by Michelle Burton

Visionary Voices

In 1975, I bought a small, 1918 cottage on the lower west side of Queen Anne hill in Seattle because
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Jul
01
Book cover: The Wilderness Colors of Tao-chi

In Search of Tao-chi

In the mid 1970’s, a friend gave me a treasure of a book that featured several extraordinary color brush
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Jun
03
Cymatics

Cymatics

This post is the first essay that describes my ongoing artistic inspirations and work.
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