Chiarosuroed Life: Sarah Ann Loreth

11 Oct

While Mr. Forager & I are on the road, making our way to California, we’re rerunning Artsy Forager’s most popular posts.  This post originally published on February 9, 2012.  Enjoy!

When I paint, I tend to turn the lights off at certain points of progress, in order to view my work in the dark.  The darkness reveals the light.   The work of New Hampshire artist Sarah Ann Loreth explores this same notion in a conceptual way, through imagery that is at once eerie and haunting, yet strangely peaceful.

The Standpoint of Daily Life

Loreth seems to be feeling her way through the reality of humanity– her work is emotional, bringing to the forefront our own fears and anxieties, but somehow quieting them.  In each work there seems to be a small voice whispering, It’s okay, this life and your troubles are only temporary..

The Ground is Too Cold to Bury Our Dead, self-portrait with milk in a bath with cow skull

We’ve all had those moments when life just seems unbearable.  When we question why we are here and why it is just so plain hard sometimes.  Loreth isn’t afraid to recreate those moments in her self-portraits, letting us know, we are not alone in our suffering.

The Irreparable Nature of Humans, self-portrait

Just as light cannot be seen without the darkness, so also does joy need sorrow in order for it to be truly felt.  Hope is always with us, we are forever watching for its return.

The Dreamer’s Dream of Morning, self-portrait

The Watcher, self-portrait

To see more of Sarah Ann Loreth’s beautiful photography, please visit her website.  This artist was found via Escape Into Life.

Featured image is Where My Heart Still Is, self-portrait.  All images are via the artist’s website.

3 Responses to “Chiarosuroed Life: Sarah Ann Loreth”

  1. Sarah Ann Loreth February 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    Honestly and sincerely, this made me cry. You summed up my work and vision so perfectly. Thank you so much❤

    • Lesley February 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

      Thank you, Sarah, I’m so glad you liked the feature. Your worked moved me and I’m so thankful that came through.

      All the best,
      Lesley

  2. Laura Tashjian February 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Thank you for sharing Sarah’s work-it is amazing and she deserves a wide audience. I have learned a lot about what being an artist really means from talking with her and from watching her develop her skills and vision.

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