“Attenuating Existence”  (Self-Portrait)
Oil on Canvas
7x7 Inche
165.00

The Sound of Malady (Self-Portrait)
Oil on Canvas
14 H x 16
260.00

Shift Exhibition
March 2-May 4, 2018.
Fri 5-7pm
Sat 10am-Noon
Sun 10am-Noon

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Much of Sarah’s art is self portraiture and is heavily influenced by the German and Austrian expressionists of the early 20th Century who expressed pain through color, stark contrasts, grotesque and exaggerated figures, faces, and forms.

A Traumatic Brain Injury left Sarah with severe chronic physical conditions including Post Concussion Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and memory difficulties. Losing the ability of artistic expression, Sarah tries to think of her difficulties as a “blessing in disguise” as a “renewed artistic desire” has emerged within. Describing The Fine Arts not only as an “inner passion,” but most of all a “necessity.” Providing a “renewal” of her “spirit, needed even more now because of my other deficits.”

Having lost her ability to participate in many activities she once loved, such as hiking and camping, her most recent works of art mirror the many unresolved realizations and frustrations of her inner struggles and a means of expressing her most inner feelings. “Art is in me and part of me” deems Sarah.

Although she works in different mediums, her favorite is oil paint. She likes the physical texture and quality of the paint and tends to use only four or five vivid colors supplemented with their color combinations.

She describes her work as “vivid,” not only referring to color, but also referring to the depiction of the subject matter. “Color, uncomfortable or shocking subject matter, materials, and application techniques contribute to a vivid or memorable image.”

Sarah continues her recovery efforts. Holding true to her belief that “ art has become her visual journal,” and accepts as truth, “art is a snapshot of an artist’s life or an artist’s perception of life.”

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