Sarah Barnhart Fields: Opening Reception Fri. July 26, 6-9pm
I work to reach that magic place I knew as a child, where “reality” disappears and all things are possible.
My work is a way of finding out who I am. To quote Kurt Vonnegut; “I make art to experience becoming – to find out what’s inside me – to make my soul grow.” Each piece tells me more about myself. It’s a more honest statement about who I am and my relationship to the world than I can make in any other way.
I am a sculptor whose raw materials are scrap metal, wood and other materials I find. I manipulate, add and subtract until the piece speaks to me, tells me it is finished and I see the “soul” of the work. I live and work in the country & have access to old tools and parts of farm equipment. These materials speak of death and renewal.
Being an artist for me is a process of lifelong learning, you are never done. Each piece is perpetual renewal. It’s always for the first time.
Image; Sarah Barnhart Fields