I am an artist who lives and works just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. Much of my art is inspired by the shapes and forms of the natural world. Observation and life study have always been important elements of my working process. The information that I gather through observation mixes with more imaginary elements to skew my pieces away from pure realism. When my art is at its best it is part science and part fairy tale.
I have completed residencies in a number of different places ranging from the Yukon to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Going to a new place and making art is always a richer experience than just traveling through it. I have been an artist in residence through the National Park Service in Denali and Isle Royale. The combination of exploring some of our country's finest natural assets while having the time and space to make art is a truly unique opportunity.
Training as a printmaker gave me a love of careful craft, a desire to create interesting surfaces, and a sculptor's interest in materials. Over the last few years I have become more and more interested in the carved piece as art. What might usually be the block often ends up as my finished work, rather than simply the thing that could make a print. The dialogue between my woodcut print work and my carved pieces interests me the most as an artist right now.
Residency Dates: October 16 - November 14, 2014
Artist blog: http://saratabbertstudio.wordpress.com/
Presentation Date: November 5, 2014 at Zion Lodge, 7:00 pm as part of Plein Air event.
Demonstrations: Stop by The Grotto House anytime between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on the following dates:
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Last updated: February 24, 2015