Sarah considers herself a visual storyteller, creating mythic and symbolic narratives about people, nature and elemental energies. She describes her creative process as searching in the dark for clues. When she locates resonant subconscious artifacts and impressions, compositions emerge like seedlings seeking light, winding around themes of persistence, growth, and change, connecting past, present and future.
Her artistic practice involves exploring ancestry, history, biology and environments to reveal ways these elements become part of the social/intellectual fabric we hand down to our descendants. An undercurrent of her work is a fascination with magical thinking, and the human desire to interact with the greater universe through a contemplation of, and surrender to, forces greater than ourselves.
Sarah received her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, but a move to Los Angeles introduced her to film-making and set design, leading to a lengthy career designing props, murals and sets for popular movies and television shows. Creating elements and environments for films, which she describes as painting with a really big brush, was a natural extension of her narrative art. Her film credits can be viewed here.
Sarah’s artworks have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the United States including Tangent Gallery, Krikawa Gallery, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Ontario Museum of Art and History, LA Municipal Art Gallery, LA Artcore, Memorial Union Gallery and South Bay Contemporary. Her work has been featured in many publications including LA Weekly, Art Muzeo Magazine, Pomona Valley Review, Man of the World, Diversions LA, and Naming Ceremony Magazine.