Sarah Schrift looks to religion and myth to find answers and patterns that deserve a spotlight and/or a good re-writing. She does this in her own search for truth and justice.
Each of her paintings has a mineral (or minerals) adhered to its surface for further aid and directive via metaphysical properties for the viewer and for the outside world. Schrift’s bright colors pull the viewer into “the otherworld”. Her use of outlines around bright shapes calls to mind the look of stained glass. She uses the look of stained glass to call upon the language of iconography and of churches and temples. Sarah leads the viewer to alternate dimensions in order to put this dimension in its right order. She asks onlookers to rethink stories of yesteryear so as to create changes today.
Sarah Schrift is an artist, a singer-songwriter and a magickal practitioner. Schrift’s Fall of 2022 interview with playwright John Guare (Six Degrees of Separation) can be found in NYC’s Lincoln Center Theater Review in issue No. 77 detailing her magickal background. She has shown her artwork in various galleries along the East Coast and the Midwest. Schrift’s first album, The Sours, was reviewed globally through the aid of NY-based, MoonJune Records. Schrift released her second album, Ice Cream for Astronauts on her own label, Sommeil Records. She is currently working on her third album with the group, Magickal Creatures under their own label along with bassist and partner Tony Steele (known for his work with Riverdance, Clannad and Andy Cooney). Schrift received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in painting and an MFA from Columbia University in studio art. Across all mediums, Schrift’s work deals with the sacred feminine, religion, myth, interpersonal relationships, mediumship, the spirit of the land, and magic.
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