Sara Willadsen

Backyard Path at Sunset
12″x12″; ink, graphite, found materials, acrylic on paper; 2020

Sara Willadsen
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA

STATEMENT

I make pictures that satisfy my curiosity in aesthetics and found materials. Combining these articles with reappropriations of my own work allows me to employ past patterns and marks as prompts for new structures and environments. The aggressive process used to construct these secretive spaces is kept in balance with the consciousness to know when to stop.

BIO

Sara Willadsen (b. 1987) received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Northern Illinois University in 2014 and her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Graphic Arts from Lakeland University in 2010. Working mainly with paint and various collage elements, Willadsen’s work explores concepts of abstract spaces and objects guided by her surroundings. She has had work featured in New American Paintings and shows frequently in regional and national exhibitions. Willadsen currently works as a visual artist and graphic designer in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.

ARTIST CONTACT

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IMAGES

Collection 1
8.5″x11″; ink, gel pen, crayon, laser cut paper, found materials, acrylic on paper; 2018
Collection 2
12″x12″; ink, graphite, gel pen, acrylic on paper; 2020
Hallway 1
12″x12″; ink, graphite, laser cut paper, found materials, color pencil, gel pen, acrylic on paper; 2018
Landing 2
16″x16″; graphite, ink, fabric, acrylic on paper; 2020