Sara Gilbert is a graduate of the Pratt Institute Fine Arts program, exhibits frequently and has won many awards. Her home and studio are in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
I'm fascinated by flowers, mosses and small blossoms. They are at once so fragile and yet so enduring--a reflection of the human condition. The orchid, for me, is especially evocative. Its seemingly endless forms suggest human values, often so different yet often so historically repeated.
I work to express this complex biological reality in my acrylic-collages by juxtaposing realism, ornamentation and textural abstraction to create images that blend contemporary sensibilities with historical motifs and photographs, and incorporating modern versions of ancient materials and pigments.
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