acrylic and 24K gold leaf on wood
20 x 18 x 3 in.
The dichotomy between beauty and suffering strikes a chord. I work through juxtapositions and contrasts. My work frequently deals with vulnerability and the idea of looking past perfection to reveal and see what lies beneath the surface, literally and metaphorically. I strive for balance. Exuding a balance of process and concept, my art expresses the power and frailty of perception. My enthusiasm for my materials has matured over the years but not diminished. Stone and gold are as old as mankind. They record and carry the past into the present (gold is essential in microchips!). They give us cultural identity. I give them new meaning. This is how my work fuses the ancient with the contemporary in medium, technique and a fresh approach.
© Sabine Senft