I first met Sara in college during a semester of sculpture. We ended up sharing a table although we didn’t share the same immediate circle of friends. We were both art majors and spent a lot of time in the art department. We met in sculpture class and had a lot of fun playing art in the world of three-dimensional media, but sculpture is not the main artistic medium for either of us–maybe for a reason.
Sara’s work has always captivated me. It has a beautiful dreamlike quality with her juxtaposition of animals, insects, and human forms. Her use of organic lines and flowing color palettes are always stunning. I’m amazed at how her style has evolved over the years into something very clearly and entirely her own. I’m delighted each time I see a new drawing or painting posted online.
I have been wanting to share her work on my blog for months now, but I was never entirely sure how to go about it. However, I recently commissioned this work–which also presented the ideal opportunity. I know it may seem rather vain to have a commissioned portrait of myself–but I have always been drawn to Sara’s imagery and style. The idea of being the subject of one of her fantastic pieces was simply too tempting to pass up.
Sara was kind enough to share images with me as the work progressed. Variations in lighting account for the rather drastic color change (artificial versus natural lighting in the final image).
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