Sarah Leslie Engel
Sarah Leslie Engel
photography, installation, textile

Sarah Leslie Engel

photography, installation, textile

SarahLeslieEngel
gmail.com

About Me

Artist's Statement

I work with traditional craft techniques, such as crochet, sewing and horticulture. In an era where most objects are mass‐produced, the unique history associated with a singular hand‐made item becomes increasingly rare. I combine elements from craftwork and horticulture with photographic, painting and video pieces. Installed, the physicality of plant and /or textile compositions juxtapose the two dimensional imagery.
For example, in 'Myths of the Dreams of the Stuffalo', anthropomorphized, stuffed toy buffalo explore how industrial space centers occupy where the buffalo once roamed.

Biography

Sarah is a media art senior at The University of Oklahoma. She will earn her undergraduate degree in May 2011.

Her work has been shown at three OU School of Art Studentsí Exhibitions, The MSC Forsyth Galleries, in Bryan, TX, and The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.

Awards

Sarah has received the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Student Award of Excellence, Momentum OKC Spotlight Award, and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity (UROP) Grant through the University of Oklahoma.
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