ABOUT THIS PIECE
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sara Garden Armstrong is a visual artist whose decades-long practice embraces a wide range of scales and techniques, from large site-specific sculpture to hand-held artist’s books, all of which examine organic processes of transformation. Chance and change drive her creative exploration of the possibilities of materials. Her work investigates the interactions between various physiological phenomena and the human body using movement, repetition, transparency, layering and mapping, and, at times, sound and light. The monograph SARA GARDEN ARMSTRONG: Threads and Layers reveals the influences and themes that run through her diverse body of work. Its recent publication coincides with a traveling exhibition incorporating site-specific pieces. Armstrong, who has exhibited nationally and internationally, is a 2015/16 recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation CALL (Creating a Living Legacy) grant through Space One Eleven. Her artist’s books can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, among others. Her atrium sculptures can be found in corporate and university collections. After 36 years in New York City, she now lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama.
Artist’s Instagram: @saragardenarmstrong
Artist’s Website: saragardenarmstrong.net