Urban Energy

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Master of Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

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Sara Clark


Artist Statement

The urban environment of New York City is the source of inspiration for my prints and paintings. I am fascinated with the range of architecture and the intensity of sights and sounds. It is exhilarating for me to be in this setting that is ever changing and I want to share this excitement with the viewer.

In my work, I layer photo transfers, stencils with acrylic paints, and printing inks to convey a sense of urban energy. I use a range of bright and bold colors that reflect my vivid memories of this environment. I also want to balance geometric and orderly structure with the chaos of crowded streets. The layering technique, mixed media approach, and scope of colors allow me to arrange and rearrange elements of the environment to express the excitement of the city landscape.


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