Post-Grad Resident Sara Roberts offers the second of her workshops. Workshop will run from 3-5 pm hour in the Post Grad Studio (Studio 319) on the third floor at the Torpedo Factory.
Sara Roberts’ sculptures capture the dynamic nature of 21st Century womanhood. As the socio-political landscape in America changes, so do definitions, concepts, and expectations. Her work documents this evolution.
Sara is influenced by personal experiences as well as conversations with other women. The body casts serve as a direct representation of the female form, while the application of mixed media is designed to capture the metaphysical quality of the experiences. The artist attempts to put form to the indescribable and abstract. Ultimately, her goal is to create sculptures that incite dialogue and undercut the anxiety that often results from a renegotiation of social boundaries.
The selected mediums often lie in contrast to one another. The softness, femininity, and domesticity associated with fabric juxtapose the hard, masculine, and industrial quality of the casting materials: concrete, resin, metal, ceramic slip. The viewer is intended to explore the different, perhaps opposing facets of 21st Century womanhood.