I’m a mixed media artist living in Taos, New Mexico.
I have an MFA in Fiber and Decorative Design and was a home and personal accessories designer for over 20 years.
Almost all my fine art work is an exploration of the tension between timelessness and impermanence, fragility and resilience, and the physical body and the spiritual self–I find this tension extremely poignant and I like to explore these themes by developing different bodies of work using a variety of media.
Aesthetically, I’m inspired by the bold totemism and symbolic focus of tribal and folk art and by the flat, filled picture plane of medieval art. I believe these artistic traditions express a focus on the elemental aspects of existence and use art as a vehicle to make sense or make magic–something I strive for in my own work.
On a more prosaic level, I also really like objects. I was a designer of home and personal accessories for many years and designed many an object in my career, which I’ve always found pleasurable. Even without initially intending to, I notice most of my work ends up becoming an object or an object symbol–fans, books, mirrors, kites, etc. I think of this as my way of turning all my work into personal totems.
“I went on your website and absolutely fell in love with your work–truly inspiring! The subject matter, tones, and spirit are astounding. I finished a trial last week, came home to find that your wonderful piece (Boletos) had arrived and hung it immediately. It’s in the prime spot in the office. I absolutely love it. Thank you so much.”
Our giclee of ``Snow Will Continue`` is striking, unique, and heart-warming. I love the element of familiarity within the forecast lines and the sense of comfort that the details evoke. I get a feeling of warmth and coziness every time I look at it. There is a story-like quality created within the bold patterns and subtle details of this piece that I absolutely love. This giclee is beautiful and is the perfect addition to our home.
“Sarah really listened to what we were looking for in a commissioned piece–we wanted something positive and uplifting that also spoke to the profundity of our mission. Her patience and ability to interpret our wishes was amazing. We are thrilled with the final result–it’s a wonderful visual expression of what we’re about and it also blends in beautifully with the overall design aesthetic of the space. Sarah worked hard to exceed our expectations and we couldn’t be happier.”
But I Am The Fire is light, energy, love and healing. The hands open up to embrace light and love and heal me and the dragon fly is my spirit guide. It is fire filled and warm and embracing. I am not alone on my journey. Thank you Sarah.
“It amazes me how the imagery of the piece I chose is so personal to me and my work. I am in love with the vibrant colors – the piece actually seems lit from within and my blood quickens every time I see the colors glow as the sunlight moves across it throughout the day.”
I walked into the gallery and was immediately drawn to two pieces. My friend bought one, and I the other. When the afternoon sun shines on the center of my piece, it glows with different colors as I walk around the room and see it from all angles. Sometimes I’m just fascinated by the burning ember sensation; other times, I wonder about the objects that appear as shadows when there is no light. I imagine a horse, a boat, some script, a doll, a map and a blanket, and sense that there are secret messages that will arrive from time to time to guide, warm and move. My piece is called, “Starting Over.”
“Carries Me Along” almost smolders with a sense of mystery, with the solution possibly available if one just keeps looking at it. Just keep looking and maybe unravel the order and chaos which seem to wrestle in the colors and shapes and wisps of words printed in one of the layers of the several apparent depths of the image, among the colors and shapes which sometimes seem almost identifiable as one or another figure in the normal world. It brings to mind Winston Churchill’s famous words, “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” I had to have it.