SARAH CARLSON (b. 1987) is a plein air and studio based artist. She completed her Honours BFA at York University. Sarah’s art combines abstraction with representation by way of an explorative approach. From found and repurposed objects to time-based media, weathered walls and studio prepared canvas and wood, Sarah’s work embraces a play between the organic and man-made. Her paintings both reveal and mask, as she employs a variety of painterly techniques to describe both flat and three-dimensional planes. Drawing on her background in the outdoors, she closely documents remote landscapes critical in the field of conservation and restoration. These notes, illustrations and plein air paintings inform her creation of large-scale work in the studio. Her current practice presents mystical accounts of human-wilderness encounters with themes of growth, decay, symbiosis and regeneration.