Sarah’s goal is to create environmental artworks that are conceptual, functional, and environmentally sensitive. She is inspired by all the little things that make up a place: the interplay of light and shadow upon the ground, the smell of rainwater, the reverberation of birdcalls through trees. Sarah aspires to create art that evokes curiosity and wonder, reveals the physical sensuality of materials, and illuminates the prismatic overlaps between nature and culture. She want to create places that are meaningful and beautiful, complex yet elegant, that help people more profoundly connect to place.
Sarah and Jenny Kempson’s piece, Lifelines, will feature silvery, reflective rings will appear to hover around the trunks of the London Plane Trees that grow in Occidental Park. On the ground at the foot of the tree, beneath these floating circles, colorful rings radiate out from the trunk and begin to converge, intersecting with each other in a vivid confluence of saturated color. Together, these forms recall the historic shorelines of the Elliott Bay tidal flats and the growth of the London Plane Trees themselves.