Alta Vista

Sarah T. Roberts @ Clamp Light Studios & Gallery  •  46

Untitled. 2015.  Sympathy cards.  24 x 30 in.

“At the age of six my mother died of breast cancer. The development of my artwork centers around this early trauma of loss, its subsequent effects on my identity, and the pleasurable, habitual behavior to control objects. The processes I use are deliberately chosen so that I can carefully manipulate and assert power over them, thereby controlling my environment. This repetitive manipulation of the ‘fetishistic’ object uncovers a fascination of contradictory concepts, which allows both fact and fantasy, acceptance and denial, to exist side by side. My own fears and desires that result from the trauma of losing my mother are simultaneously purged and held close through the artistic process. It is at once a loving embrace and mournful release.”

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