May the light of the New Year shine upon you and your circle of family love. It’s been many months since I have written a blog post — so I will try to share all the news of past, present and future. One of the best ways to keep up with my studio happenings is on Instagram @sdhaskell I will put lots of links to fill in missing details.
This June and September I was out in LA, CA. I was honored to participate in the FiberArts Now 4 Exhibition at Craft in America. In September I gave a presentation at workshop at the Textile Arts LA Annual Textile Symposium . What a treat to be with much a robust textile community!!
In November “Each One: A 9/11 Memorial” returned home to Portsmouth and was reinstalled in City Hall Chambers. This community art piece was on loan to the September 11th Memorial and Museum for nearly 3 years.
Last January I received the honor of a one person show titled “Pondering the Invisible” with The Common Thread Gallery (September 10 – October 15). There is a sweet little hard bound catalogue of this exhibit. I am selling it for $20 including SH. Email me for a copy = Sarah(at)sarahhaskell(dot)com
And finally …I completed the huge four panel piece that I began last spring. Sixteen feet wide, six feet tall – indigo blues woven in a subtle gradation. I wanted to replicate that wide expansive horizon that I saw and felt while sailing across the Atlantic 9 years ago. Some images just refuse to go away until I create them.
January 8, 2020 I leave for a three month sabbatical – in Bali and SE Asia. Please follow me on Instagram and FB. I’ll be studying traditional dye techniques and as well reading, and relaxing. Here’s wishing everyone a peaceful, prosperous and healthy New Year. Much gratitude for to all the encouragement and support. Peace – Sarah»
EVIDENCE is “the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.”
No surprise, this word is currently part of our political climate.
Just back from a month long sojourn in warmer climes, I laid out and examined the “Small Parts” that I created while away – examining the evidence of my own life.
These little works of art- the woven shells, embroidered leaves and netted horseshoe crab shells – are physical objects that are evidence of a period of contemplation and curiosity.
But these concrete things are really a gateway to the unseen, the invisible.
Here I am reminded of what the Little Prince says
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
It is easy to get caught up in the evidence, the concrete and physical. Perhaps the truth lies in the invisible, not necessarily in the evidence.»
WHO DO YOU LOVE? - “Join us as Biennial Artists share their art crushes—each artist presents three works of art by other artists that they love, and tells why. In this way, the audience is introduced to a wide range of art and gains insight into how artists look at art, how they take inspiration from the work of other artists, and how deep looking informs their own work. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.”Local paper review Collected Works of Sarah D. Haskell Maine Fiberarts Gallery 13 Main Street, Topsham ME November 20, 2018 - January 12, 2019 Be sure to check out the beautiful web page for Maine Fiberarts.