Photo by Allie Norado

Photo by Allie Norado

INFO + ARtist Statement //

Sarah is an photographer, stylist, and studio artist based in Dallas, Texas. She received a BFA with a focus in photography, painting, and drawing from Southern Methodist University in 2017. Click here to view her CV.

As an Asian-American woman raised in a Fundamentalist Christian environment in the South, much of my work is influenced by notions of conflict within identity, class, culture, and religion. I am interested in the exertion of power by and through objects and text over the individual by their lingual, cultural community. I think of my work as a representation of the inner dialectic of experiences through which one constructs subjectivity. For the person, objects are imbued with sentimental gravitas or evoke strong emotional attachment. As objects tend to grow useless with time, they frequently become intertwined with feelings of sentimentality and spirituality.

The use of multiple mediums within my practice has been unintentional. In university, I learned to embrace more avenues of the unexpected when it came to approaching a piece. I found that the confluence of conflict, resolution, and compromise embedded within this kind of creative process further emphasized the permeability of the my subjectivity similar to experiences in my formative community.