Sarah Dwyers work is derived from a variety of sources... master paintings, media images, and issues of National Geographic. Her work depicts lost environments. Some appear figurative, while others are representations of recognizable scenes. Her palette is vast, she embellishes with gold, and works and reworks to make the final image. The artist is a former environmental economist, but her paintings are hardly one-dimensional warnings about our future, rather they show that the celebration and destruction of nature are intertwined.
As of late environmentalism has been a frequenting my thoughts, and will likely show up in my future work.