“Brussels Sprouts and Chrysanthemums
24″ x 16″
Acrylic and nylon flocking on stretched paper
Hammond Harkins Galleries
“My process begins with tromping through small community gardens and local organic farms, hunting for specimens,” says Sarah Fairchild. “This process relates directly to my love for farm to table ingredients.”
Sarah was born in Chillicothe, OH. She received her teaching certification in art education from the Ohio Dominican University and she graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design, earning her BFA. She served 10 years on the Ohio Art League’s Board of Trustees and two as board president.
“Moving between workmanship and intuition keeps my process alive and evolving. I connect vegetables with feminine themes like beauty and sensuality. I am deeply connected to vegetables through my concern for more sustainable food sources, while at the same time they provide an excuse to play with form, color and shape.”
“Ultimately, these subjects always lead back to the process of painting. I want to express reality as well as defy it. I transform these common, humble, neglected forms through the use of hot color, magnified scale, extremes of surface and light.”
Sarah’s piece “Brussels Sprouts and Chrysanthemums” will be featured in Art for Life on September 15. See more of her artwork at hammondharkins.com/artists-2/sarah-fairchild.