Welcome to my new website! I’m Sandy Brown Jensen; you know, “That artist who makes gold photos.”
Yes, I’m the one.
I Dream in Gold.
Yellow was my favorite color as a little girl, and that shaded easily into red, orange, and most especially, gold.
I remember being under the weeping willow trees when I was that young girl and loving the way the gold light filtered through the branches creating a secret place.
The w hills would flush yellow with balsamroot sunflowers in the spring and fields from a distance would become landscape panes of yellow mustard.
In the fall, the oaks would turn gold and drop masses of leaves in the river. Underfoot, the sun would bake the long grasses of the meadows to gold until they swooned over the ridges in riotous blonde drifts.
My wedding band is gold because gold is considered the most precious of the metals and means, of course, love everlasting.
Once I learned how to work gold in ways that made photographs into one-of-a-kind art pieces, I knew I had come back home to my secret place under the willows. Here, I can make beautiful things for the people I love and who connect with me.
Doing gilded photography is a return to that willow room: here all the unspoken promises of childhood can now be made into real objects, each one infused with its own inner glow.
Our Soul of Gold
To me, each piece is like you or me: it is on fire with an inner beauty, which today I might call our soul of gold.
This is a place where I hope you see something you love.
I dream in gold–do you?