The mesmerising work of Sarah Thomas shares the deep connection she has with the land. Growing up in Golden Bay Sarah studied the shores, the turning tides and the changing land of this special part of Aotearoa. She went on to study fine arts at Otago Polytechnic, finishing her degree with a sculpture major, a painting interest and the desire to combine these two artistic practices.
“My inspiration comes from the land and through my art I investigate my own connection to it. My multi media installations use spaces to explore human relationships to their surroundings. My interest in the polarities between owning and belonging to the land has become a major theme in my paintings and I have explored this theme through botanical studies and landscapes.”