Sarah Larsen, artist

 

Spring

Landmarx 1
1060mm x 1500mm (approx.)
Mixed media
As we journey through the landscape of our lives we come to choice points, or come across landmarX in our landscape that influence us. We in turn leave our mark on the landscape that we pass though or just observe. This work depicts the land, my landscape now, and the routes I may have followed, some I have yet to follow, the intersections(X) and the condition of the pathway (Is it wide, straight and free, or narrow bumpy and fades in and out?) and some that I may never  travel.  The land mirrors back to you whatever you need. In quietude allow the landscape to dissolve into you and see what emerges.

Landmarx 1

Kijana yar Africka (Child of Africa)

Kijana yar Africka (Child of Africa)
820mm x 1250mm (approx.)
Another dream interpretation in which I saw, heard, and felt the movement and rhythm of my life. The influences from
Africa are very present for me as well as the influences of other cultures, my travels, and my yoga practice. This is a visual interpretation of a snippet of music from the tapestry of my soul.

Evening Glow
350mm x 270mm (approx.)
Acrylic, mixed media, & stone on watercolour paper
Evening and morning are Sarah's two favourite times in the day - "In the morning the light invigorates me and welcomes the new day of opportunity, and the glow of the evening light soothes me as I wind down from the day's activities.  I love the light at these times".

Evening Glow

The Transition

The Transition
580mm x 1010mm (approx.)
Our lives take many turns and twists. There is a period of transition from one phase/chapter of your life to the next. This transition can be sudden or appear slow. Change is inevitable and as it dissolves into you, a pause to reflect can be required.  This transition period is portrayed here. Take time to allow the persistent gentle energy to work into your soul. The analogy of your life changing can be felt here.

Song of the Magpie
480mm x 970mm (approx.)
This painting was inspired by the 4 magpies who gather daily on Sarah’s balcony, awaiting their breakfast! The artist wanted to capture not just their presence, but more their sound and movement, especially the way they click their beaks and the way they therefore add to family life. The family have named their visitors Basil, Mrs. M, Manuel and Fiona, and can distinguish between each bird according to their ‘personalities’ and noises.

Song of the Magpie

Summer Garden

Summer Garden
870mm x 540mm (approx.)
I have a family of magpies that are resident at my home. They come to the verandah rail each morning and sing for their breakfast, knowing a song and a little charm will result in a breakfast treat. The rest of the day they are happy to forage in the garden for grubs and other delicacies. This is the second hatching for Basil & Mrs. M and the new offspring is named Squawky.  The first 2 hatchlings have now left, after a bit of forceful persuasion from Basil the Boss.  This work is the second in the magpie series following on from Song of the Magpie.


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Sarah Larsen, Hayshead Studio, PO Box 45, Thangool  4716 Queensland AUSTRALIA
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