1060mm x 1500mm (approx.)
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.
land mirrors back to you whatever you need. In quietude allow
the landscape to dissolve into you and see what emerges.
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
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
350mm x 270mm (approx.)
Acrylic, mixed media, & stone on
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".
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.)
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.
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.
: winter 2009 : spring
2008 : summer 2007 : autumn2007 : traditional/portraits
gem-art : personalised paintings : about
: South America : biennale
: workshops : drawing
marathon : feedback
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