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Since childhood, Sarah Ann Jones knew she wanted to be an artist but only when she began to work with her dreams intensively did she dare to make her dream a reality. She now works out of a studio near downtown San Antonio, Texas.
She begins with a dream and uses clay, metal, fiber, and light to work the dream. The resulting pieces range from small wall-mounted figural works -- to images in photographic series -- to very large site-specific installations.
Her process, like the dream itself, has many layers -- dreaming, dream tending, materials research, creating form, and finding or creating a physical and photographic context for the piece.
As she works a dream, sometimes over a period of years or decades, the dream image works on her. As she gives form to the dream, the dream energy is released into the world.
This image is part of a larger series of photographs and related objects and installations whose genesis is a dream about a Bomb Disposal Expert. The work began as a steel sculpture — a kind of line drawing in space — but as she worked, she discovered her primary material was not nine gauge steel wire, but light and shadow. Her current work is about holding the tension between light and shadow, allowing new possibilities to unfold.
The art is her dance with the dream image. Sarah is interested in allowing the viewer pause to find their own connections with the image.
The is her first year to be part of Fotoseptiembre. She also has work in the juried exhibition This is What I Know at Digital Pro Lab curated by Melanie Rush Davis and Kemp Davis as part of Fotoseptiembre. Sarah has shown her work in San Antonio, Houston, and Austin, Texas in the United States and in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. Her work is in the collection of the University Health System in San Antonio, Texas and in private collections in Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.