Tag Archives: Sarah Ann Loreth

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.

Art to Inspiration: Smita Jacob

4 Jul

Happy Independence Day to all my US Artsies!  Hope you are enjoying the holiday in the company of friends and family.  Hubby and I are enjoying purple mountain’s majesty at Glacier National Park!  This month’s Art to Inspiration artwork is a photograph by the fabulous Smita Jacob, photographer and blogger extraordinaire over at Hogger & Co.  I was excited to see the selection of a photograph for this month’s inspiration, as my resulting inspired gallery will give you a little sneak peek at next week’s photography event, F/Stop Artsy!

The inspiration–

Healing Yoga With Aarti by Smita Jacob

The gallery– 

My Potholes project by Claudia Ficca and Davide Luciano

Frozen Series by Zena Holloway

Tied Together by Martin Stranka

The Brave by Sarah Ann Loreth

Solo Man by Scott Newett

Enjoy your holiday, Artsies!  Be sure to click on each photo to see more work from these talented photogs!

You can find more information on Art to Inspiration here and if you would like to participate in the next Art to Inspiration, just fill out this form! Follow me and all the other Art to Inspiration bloggers on Twitter by subscribing here.  Let the inspiring begin! 

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