Friday, October 8, 2010

Holy Roller

This painting/collage took about a week to complete. I worked on it in my spare time, which was mostly during Howard's naps and at night. I listened to an audiobook, Catch 22, by Joseph Heller while making it, which was totally worth my time (I highly recommend).

I've named this piece Holy Roller because there is something about the woman’s face that seems particularly pious to me, and because the raindrop shapes and circles seem to be moving--rolling. That could be why I can’t stop myself from painting these figures into almost all of my work, I love the effect and catch myself staring at it for inappropriate amounts of time. The other thing I like about this piece is that it seems 3D from across the room, and closer up too, but then again that may be because of the staring.

But yeah. Holy Roller is my second paint/collage piece, and I have to admit that I really like it. But I don’t think it’s the kind of work that everyone can appreciate so tell me what you think!=) And thanks for stopping by.


  1. Sarah, I love all of your work, but this one in particular really stands out. I think it's the many levels of contrast that catch me. You're a wonderful artist. Keep posting, I love looking! <3

  2. While I also love the teardrop shapes, it's the black and white lines around the exterior that draw me in. I love all your work and it really makes me wish I had more free time for my own artistic personal expression. Keep it coming, and I'll keep reading! Tina

  3. Love it Sarah! I think you should contact my sis about showing your work at the LCSC Center for Arts and History- it would be a great way to sell some art as well as share your talent with a wider base! -Emily

  4. I LOVE mixing media and love collage art. This is great!!

    I love your header too, very creative.

  5. A stellar example of the whole being greater than the sum of it's parts...this painting is not logical to me, but looking at it, I can't imagine anything that could make it more perfect. Lovely!