My work is a physical manifestation of emotional expression exploring the intersection of contrasting ideologies and experiences. I play with proximity and juxtaposition by balancing sterile shapes with simple phrases amid a colourful, chaotic background. These structural elements, despite contradicting each other, harmonize. This grants a sense of familiarity and freedom from the overpowering and aggressive surroundings. 

The primary goal of uniting opposites is to allow the viewer to play with balance and control and create a space in which they can comprehend their emotions through mine. This connection to the external world gives my work significance beyond my own thoughts; it becomes an independent being, depicting not only my emotion, but the viewer’s emotion as well. Sharing my work and connecting with others creates an intricate web of meaning that is impossible to achieve with words alone.




©2019 by Sarah Johnston.