Sandra Legg was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1982. Legg is self-taught and works predominantly in the medium of photography and composite digital images. Her work is influenced by her previous experience with painting, music and dance. Her portraits and surreal composite images are inspired not only by the subject, but also by stories, poetry, music and dreams.
Legg currently lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa and recently participated in her first group exhibition at DF Contemporary gallery in Cape Town and on the May Group Exhibition titled “Nest” at the Henry George. This June, a more extensive body of work i.e. of her limited edition prints, will be shown on our show, titled, “Collective Ink”.
Says Legg, “I see my images as single pages from unwritten stories. Telling their own tales, yet open to personal interpretation. I create what I see in my dreams, in my nightmares, my fears and my fantasies. Inspiration can come from single line in a book or poem, the cracks in a wall, from crumbling stone or cloudy sky. Working digitally offers me the flexibility and freedom to create new worlds where anything is possible, where every dream can be a reality. I layer, blend and merge multiple, unrelated photographs into a new world – a place that exists only in my mind.”