Sarah Springer
www.sarahspringerart.com


My artistic life is divided into two different yet highly related sides, as a sculptor/painter, and as a commercial interior designer. The fields are mutually beneficial and enriching... my Interiors work has a very sculptural aspect, and my art is enhanced by years of thought about color, material and texture. In recent years I’ve become particularly enamored with encaustic for the inherent sculptural and expressive qualities of the material, the skin-like tactility of the surface, whether smooth, pitted, scarred or molded, and the glowing translucency of the built-up layers. 

Much of my work is inspired by fascination with maps of all kinds, and what they tell us about societies’ intrinsic desire to not only create but also document their built environments. Maps of ancient ruins are often the only thing left of ancient or prehistoric cultures – it excites the imagination to fill in the gaps. Humans build communities, and the community’s social boundaries and cultural customs are expressed in the patterns of those maps. Often, our worlds shape us as much as we shape them. I strive to convey the embodied spirit of those former or imagined worlds in material form. 

Sarah Springer is Massachusetts-based artist/designer. She combines her love of texture and 3- dimensional form in her encaustic paintings, her mixed media works, and her award-winning interior architectural designs. Her artwork explores themes such as mapping environmental constructs, ancient cultures and the intricacies of nature. She has a BFA from Cornell University, with additional studies in Florence, Italy.

Sarah Springer
The Crit Lab Sarah Springer
“For Richer, For Poorer,” 2019, clay, encaustic, sisal, 12 x 14 x 4 inches

The Crit Lab Sarah Springer
"Border Closings,' 2018, encaustic and mixed media, 18 x 24 inches

The Crit Lab Sarah Springer
"An Unexpected Thaw," 2018, encaustic, gold leaf, mixed media, 18 x 24 inches

The Crit Lab Sarah Springer
"Arctic Exposed," 2019, encaustic, charcoal, rock salt, 9 x 9 x 3 inches

The Crit Lab Sarah Springer
"Root of All Evil," 2019, encaustic and mixed media, 18 x 18 inches

The Crit Lab Sarah Springer
"Detente," 2019, encaustic and mixed media, 18 x 24 inches

The Crit Lab Sarah Springer
"Lost Land of the Cloud People," 2018, encaustic and mixed media, 18 x 24 inches