Statement I have been collecting photographs from friends and family to be put into a slide show. I have requested that participants choose a photo that shares something personal without revealing what the narrative is behind their picture. Accompanying the visual presentation is a voice-over of me relaying my own stories through the images of others.
A well-known saying tells us that a picture says a thousand words. Through this project I hope to explore how singular images have the capacity to hold a multiplicity of meanings that shift depending on who witnesses them. On a personal level, this project acts as a sort of exercise and exploration into my own psyche and indulges my love for story-telling. The project also endeavors to connect individuals within a creative community through its participatory nature.
Bio Sarah typically works in sculpture and painting. She views art-making as a dialogue and collaboration with materials: a place where both artist and object participate in that which is constructed. Installations are a response to space where the way in which objects within a designated area are arranged is informed by the limitations of that space. An overarching theme in Sarah’s work explores the tensions between mystery and intimacy. While she likes to offer something relatable and recognizable, she wants to leave room for the viewer to bring their own meanings to her work.
Sarah grew up in southern California and holds a dual degree in Art History and French from Bard College at Simon’s Rock. She is currently pursuing her studio arts practice in Portland, Oregon and teaches art to little ones to pay the bills. She wants to collaborate with you.