Telfair Museums commissioned Savannah-based artist Katherine Sandoz (American, b. 1969) [pronounced SAHN-doe] to create a large-scale site-specific sculpture titled katniss, which forms a constellation of abstracted botanical shapes inspired by the aquatic Sagittaria plant genus.
Suspended as unique, layered, acrylic elements from the ceiling, the installation transforms itself as you shift your location and perspective in the Jepson Center, aided by the ever-changing light conditions throughout the atrium. Dynamic and lively, the sculpture evolves in the manner of the native vegetation that inspired its arrangement.
Sandoz holds MFAs in Painting and Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she was Professor of Illustration from 1997–2005. Sandoz has been living and working in Savannah since the mid-1990s.
katniss by Katherine Sandoz is commissioned by Telfair Museums and curated by Rachel Reese, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. This is the Jepson Center’s largest-ever atrium commission and the largest project to date for our #art912 program, an initiative dedicated to raising the visibility and promoting the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah through exhibition opportunities, public programs, and outreach.