Sara Sahulka

Dogs Can’t Eat Emotional Onions
2013
20”x 20” (set of three)
multi-layer silk screen using found objects, powdered pigments and thermafax/ 100% linen shell, polyester fill

Dogs Can’t Eat Emotional Onions
Hello Dolly
2012
35” x 45”
hand dyed cotton reverse appliqué/ 100% cotton, wooden frame

Hello Dolly
Hello Dolly – detail
2012
35” x 45”
hand dyed cotton reverse appliqué/ 100% cotton, wooden frame

Hello Dolly - detail

 

Artist Statement

I walk, wander and wonder. My eyes take in as many details as I can hold and I lose myself in them. I am inspired most by the captivating beauty of the battle occurring at the intersection of industry and nature; where the two meet and new life forms are generated and others displaced. I aim to pay homage to the battle scars left by such contradictory forces as the effects of our industrial existence on nature. Rusting iron and concrete against a mountainous backdrop, industrial decomposition and new growth breaking through brick draws attention to the battle scars left by such contradicting forces.

I have a strong inclination to create functional pieces, often informed by the world. I bear witness to and am inspired by women who have paved radical paths for me to follow, offering me strength to pave my own.