Sun Rests on Mountains Wide
Inspired by the geology of the Cascade Mountains, Sarah Winkler continues her exploration of landscape with the distinct layers that she is known for. She depicts the region's overlapping, collage-like terrain as a textured rise in elevation, with lower and middle elevations covered in coniferous forests, waterfalls, and wildflowers, while higher altitudes evoke meadows, alpine lakes, and glaciers. Winkler mimics the process of erosion by applying paint onto wood panels, then sanding back through layer after layer. Oscillating between abstraction and figuration, she pays close attention to borders, boundaries, and edges. Viewers get a sense of the landscape adapting and transitioning, beckoning toward adventure and exploration.