Sunrise Yellow, Yakima Valley
Sarah Winkler’s work explores geological aspects of landscape formation. Combining Studio Art, Earth Science, and Creative Writing during her studies at William Paterson University, Winkler began her career as a collage artist and graphic designer. Currently, she sketches in a collage format using printed imagery that she creates either physically or digitally. Each layer is then hand painted to retain the cut-paper aesthetic and convey the strata of geological time in landscapes. Locations like Mount Rainier National Park and Medicine Bow National Forest are not depicted with identical exactness. Winkler instead positions her work in the abstract state between the physical world and the emotive experiences of place.