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Sarah Meyers Brent
Waltham MA US
Updated: 2021-08-16 13:48:37

STATEMENT OF WORK

I make mixed media works to take the craziness of motherhood (and life in general) and to create something beautiful out of it. My installations use all of the debris from my house and studio, including old kids’ clothes, paint globs, packing peanuts, rags, pieces of old projects, and gloves. There is a beautiful richness to these materials, which are otherwise considered trash. I want the work to feel alive: simultaneously growing and decaying. I incorporate the fabric and debris with dirt and other natural elements.

Although I am not an artist who has mapped out the meaning of my work ahead of time, I bring to it whatever I am thinking about, including feelings surrounding motherhood, concerns about the political climate, and fears regarding the destruction of the environment. My work is often in contrast to a geometric structure, sometimes the clean edge of a gallery wall or a canvas frame.

I started out as a painter but am now also branched out into installation, sculpture, and mixed media work. I believe that I bring the sensibility of a painter to my more sculptural works. I am able to use my artistic process to work through the mess of life, and ultimately arrive at a form—simultaneously growing and decaying—that I find really beautiful.