MFA Visual Art, Clemson University, 2019
Q: What year are you at Clemson and what is your dream job after you graduate?
A: I’m a second-year MFA ceramic student. As far as my dream job, I am very undecided right now but I know it would involve being an independent artist and some form of art teacher as well as having an involvement in community agriculture. Being the lead to my own rock band would be my side gig probably.
Q: How would you describe your design aesthetic/ style?
A: Anything wiggly and colorful. I would say that humor is also at the core of my aesthetic/style.
Q: What do you love most about being an artist?
A: I like that as an artist, I get to do things with my hands and have the chance to experiment with different mediums and ideas that I’ve always been curious about. The fact that I’m allowed curiosity is why I knew a path in the arts was for me.
Q: What are your inspirations? In general and for the selected piece.
A:There are many, but I’m inspired by the liminalty of everyday locations, nature, and the human body. For the selected piece, I was inspired by a type of minimal architecture I had encountered a couple years ago. Pretty sure it wasn’t true architecture, but an awning for garbage in the backlot of a Sonic Drive-In.
Q: What piece of work or project are you most proud of and why?
A: That is hard to say, but I was really proud of the work I made for CSArt last year. It was an immense task to build all those organic geometric block forms but seeing them grouped together in all their colorful, wiggly glory was extremely satisfying to me. It makes me glad other people got a piece.
Q: What are you most excited about for this CSA season?
A: I’m excited to see the other share artists’ work!
Q:What are some other art related internships, demonstrations, gallery showings, or publications you have been involved with?
A:Last fall, I was in the “Small and Sculpted” exhibition, juried by William DePauw, at the the Clay Center of New Orleans, Louisiana. I was pretty dang proud of that one!
See some of Sara's previous work below!