Featured Artist | Sarahbeme

Featured Interview | Sarahbeme

Creative Name: Sarahbeme

Real Name: Sarah Matthews

Website: www.iamsarahmatthews.com

Social Media: IG@iamsarahmatthews

Brief Description of self: I am an artist who loves to play with color and texture.

Long Description of self: I am a printmaker and book artist. I love creating layered prints on paper and fabric. I am inspired by textiles created by indigenous people.

Project Name: Block Printed Accordion Book.

Project Description: “You Are The Key” is an upcycled project from a wooden photo album. I took the album apart and block printed directly on the wood. I also printed on paper to created an accordion for the inside of the book.

Medium & why: I have been upcycling things for many of my projects due to the pandemic. At the beginning of the pandemic, there was a lack of access to supplies so I started to use what was available to me.

Favorite part of the creation process: I love to play and discover new ways to improve how I print and make books.

The most challenging part of the process: The most challenging part is knowing when to stop and declare that the work is complete. I always want to add more.

Inspiration: I recently had the opportunity to make the key to the City of Hyattsville for Mayor Hollingsworth. Because I printed directly on the key and loved the effect, I wanted to print on other items made of wood.

How creativity betters my life: It brings me joy and peace.

Advice to other aspiring artists: My advice is to do what you love no matter what anyone else thinks or says about your work. I know it is hard to get lost in criticism but you have to follow your heart and have fun.

Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in Art Projects, Projects, Writings & Books

Related Articles

Featured Artist | Laura Ogle

Advice to other aspiring artists: There are going to be a million people who tell you that your art is bad, that it won’t go anywhere, that your wasting your time, you’ll get the looks and the weird smiles when you try to explain your creative process to people, you’ll get the friends who are there to support you but don’t take the time to understand and listen to the components one of YOUR pieces takes…

Featured Artist | Lauren deSerres

Advice to other aspiring artists: Create as much work as you can. Choose to make what you love, and seek to improve your work with each new piece you make. It’s hard work, but if you have a drive to succeed, you can accomplish just about anything. If you want to become a professional artist, take some business classes!

Responses