The Sandman by Victoria Steel - 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches Signed ani art academies academic fantasy american literature
Victoria Steel
B. 1994

The Sandman

Charcoal and pastel on paper
11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

The Sandman is a mythical creature who is said to sprinkle sand into the eyes of children at night. This sand induces pleasant dreams and a good night’s sleep. But much like the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus, the Sandman has sometimes taken on a darker, more mysterious character in recent days. As script and book writers, alike, have pulled him from his innocently set disposition into a whole new ominous environment, the Sandman’s character has evolved. My piece casts light on both the traditional and contemporary standpoints of the Sandman.

Victoria Steel
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City