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Sarah Haskell

Sarah Haskell

Medium mixed media

Website http://www.sarahhaskell.com

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LocationYork, ME

  I am a constant observer of all things wild and free – and never more so than during the Pandemic. The ocean is my muse, her wide horizon offering opportunity and hope. The forest and field are my solace and now are the source of my palette - I have switched my dye techniques to all botanical dyes. With a maternal instinct I have begun to make cozies for natural objects, protective wrappings that hold stones, pine cones or shells – holding close what I perceive as precious.  Within the repetitive methods inherent to textiles, I find a quiet space of engagement - a place to illustrate universal stories of love, loss and longing, the heart ache of the ephemeral, the tender beauty of the natural world and the astonishing gift of being human. Although my training is traditional, my work is more poetic than practical; finding beauty in the subtle variations of dyed and woven threads. Favoring a sparseness of imagery, I try to make sense of personal losses, patterns of human behavior, comprehend family lies and explore the language of truth.  Sarah Haskell Artist Statement October 2021