San Francisco-based artist Rachel Sager‘s newest series focuses on sweeping, explosive landscapes where matter is presented in a decomposed state, suspended between earth and sky. Her inspiration for these charcoal and oil paintings comes from brush fires, demolition explosions, storm clouds, and explosives.
“My goal is to produce the differences existing between the varying states of this matter, neither solid or gas, yet so specific that a rain cloud could never be mistaken for a cloud consisting of particles that once made up a house or a building. In doing so, I aim to create sweeping, emotionally charged landscapes that convey a dissonance that I experience in self expression. The turmoil, represented by the debris filled smoke, is juxtaposed by sun infused skies and cirrus clouds, projecting the duplicity that is unavoidable, overwhelming, and at times, awe-inspiring.”
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