Sara Stites

Artist's Statement

Using mostly functional objects from the studio, I have been building precarious, tentative “sculptures” in front of drawings and paintings that contain figurative elements as well as marks and erasures. 

These sculptural objects mimic, in 3 dimension, the hue and form articulated in the drawing. Manipulation of the light source and shadows further a process of refinement and integration, particularly when the result has been photographed as the final “artifact” of the process.

Objects, like a careful drawing, become democratized when considered within my photos where other materials are placed alongside the drawing.

I celebrate the studio through the use of detritus, whatever is at hand, waiting to be repurposed in the photograph.  The imagery becomes a melding of abstraction and representation, always considering gravity, air and light.

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SARA STITES  studio: fountainhead, 7339 N. W. Miami Court, Miami, FL(305) 942-9771

Mailing address:  1561 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL33139