Full Artist's statement
Sarah’s current series, Ubiquitous, is inspired by the amount of time people spend absorbing images on their digital devices. Each piece is a tribute to scrolling through apps, a testament to the fact that through our perpetual media engagement, there is a universal visual language, where everything from cat videos to Kim Kardashian “Breaking the Internet” is immediately understood. Born out of her own revulsion for and dependence on her phone, Sarah seeks to reorganize and reinterpret these digital images, laboring in traditional fine art media to depict the absurdity of our fascination and consumption. Sarah’s drawings are proportioned at the exact size of the iPhone 6S+ screen to parallel the experience of browsing on a phone. By doing this, Sarah hopes to create pieces that are at once spontaneous and serious, vapid and complex - emulating our culture’s relationship with social media down to the last detail.