Sarah Larsen, artist

Biennale
Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy, 
6-14 December, 2003. 

Exhibiting Artist Sarah Larsen writes of her experience at the Florence Biennale:  

“Attending the Florence Biennale has been an amazing experience for me. Greg & I arrived in Florence on a cold December morning and set about locating the Fortezza da Basso where the Biennale was to be held. That was easy enough –one just followed the steady stream of Artists and their long suffering helpers and tagged along.

We arrived, registered and found our position and then went in search of the art works that were supposed to have been already installed in their place by the shipping and handling people.  This had not been done and there was considerable chaos and confusion as Artists tried frantically to locate their works and get them hung in time for the opening. This was compounded by the language barriers. The Arte Studio people were very helpful but I feel understaffed for the mammoth task set.

As always though with Artists they found a way through this and improvised, started talking with each other and helping one another out. This spirit of friendship and co operation between the Artists continued throughout the Biennale and it really portrayed the essence of what these world events are all about – Communication between Nations to help foster peace.  

As an Artist it was wonderful to have the opportunity to showcase my work alongside that of my peers. I was very happy with the response and feedback that I had about my work. The Biennale is like a huge Art Expo and the emphasis was on networking, promotion, building friendship and sharing knowledge. Dr John Spike did a tireless job talking with many of the Artists about their works and was always on hand with positive feedback from his vast wealth of knowledge in the Art field. A special thanks must go to him.  

My time in Italy at the Biennale is one I shall always treasure and I would recommend it to other Artists who may be invited. I have learnt a lot from this experience and would do things a little differently next time. I like to thank RADF for their support of my attending. I am more than happy to speak with any artists who may be thinking of going to future Biennales and helping wherever I can."  

Sarah Larsen  


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Entrance to Fortezza de Basso where the Bienalle was held.
Entrance to Fortezza de Basso where the Bienalle was held.
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Sarah in the front foyer of the Bienalle.
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Sarah in the front foyer of the Bienalle.
Entrance Foyer.
Entrance Foyer.
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A view at the Biennale.
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A view at the Biennale
Another view inside. Another view inside.
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Wheat Whispers
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600 x 800
Mixed media with acrylic, 
hand made Nepalese paper,
& gem stones on boxed Canvas.
 
Inspired by the movement of wheat 
growing on our property here.

 

Wheat Whispers
The Wanderers
The Wanderers
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900 x 1080
Acrylic and gold leaf on boxed canvas
 
Inspiration - Life's journey and the land.

 

Elemental Facets
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Mixed media with plaster casts, 
acrylic and gem stones on boxed canvas
 
Inspiration -The rugged landscape 
of central Australia

 

Elemental Facets
Sarah congratulated by Dr John Spike, 
international art critic and author.
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Sarah congratulated by Dr John Spike
Dr John Spike and Sarah Dr John Spike and Sarah, 
discussing one of her exhibited works.
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Sarah met Martin Abspoel, 
bronze sculptor, from the Netherlands.  
See his web site here.
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Sarah met Martin Abspoel
Part of the official speeches. Part of the official speeches.
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Ferraris at the Biennale!
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Ferraris at the Biennale!
Sarah with her husband, Greg, at the Biennale. Sarah with her husband, Greg, at the Biennale.
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