Sarah Wisniewski: Sculpting the Surreal
Throughout history, the art of sculpture can be viewed as a major influence and reflection of human society. With beginnings in ancient civilizations’ carvings of gods and kings from stone, to the contemporary era of the more expressionist and surreal, sculpture has never failed to captivate and inspire even the most average of viewers. Although it seldom happens that sculpture takes the form of vengeful deities these days, artists continue to push the creative envelope while pursuing the subject’s form inside of the block of medium.
This month, LTM is proud to present one of the most talented and ingenious artists we have seen so far: Sarah Wisniewski. Hailing from northern Massachusetts, and formally trained at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Sarah began her artistic career at a young age, drawing inspiration and encouragement from her mother. From this young age, Sarah attended the Snow Farms Art Program, where she became captivated with the art world, and inspired to recreate his program independently, to share her experience and teach others about the beauty of expression through art.
Sarah’s art is, for a lack of better words, impressive, stunning and beautiful. Her work is purely a reflection of her curiosity and creativity, and is perhaps the most visually stimulating sculpture I have seen for some time. The experience was unforgettable, as was her art, which will forever raise the bar for me on surreal sculpture. In addition to her obvious natural talent, Sarah has employed a wide range of tools and formal training in creating unique and professionally crafted sculptures; further developing her skills and craft needed for the massively tedious process of sculpting.
Although her art may tip the sales, with most pieces literally feeling like 30lbs of solid bronze (although she assured me they were hollow…), Sarah has captured the curious nature of the world through her work, and continues to amaze everyone who is lucky enough to see it. But for Sarah, fame is not her goal. Instead, she chooses to inspire others to express themselves through art, and has aspirations to recreate a program similar to the one she experienced as a child, a noble goal indeed. Artists like Sarah are truly inspirational and integral for our society. Not only will she inspire, she will teach a new generation of people to express themselves through art, and to be creative. Against her true intentions however, she will definitely become famous, as her work is far too excellent to pass up. De facto fame, Sarah!