I'm Colorado artist Carl Bandy.
For over thirty years I've created
spiritual Southwest art accompanied by
words I’ve written that are intended to inspire,
encourage and heal–
all the while, celebrating the power of Love.
My creative spark comes from
Mesa Verde, Native American spirituality,
my friends and especially
the love I have for my wife and Muse, Arlene.
My images honor life,
love. romance, families and children.
As far as a the reason for bas relief
as a sculptural form
I love the way bas- relief blurs the boundaries
between two and three dimensions.
Hand-carving scenes in mahogany,
then creating castings of those images
creates an enigmatic effect.
Chiseled rock-like surfaces, wood grain, Alabaster(Gypsum powder,) and paper fibers
combine in a multi- textured interplay
of light and shadow.
I ALSO CREATE FUNNY VISUAL PUNS WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT