East Meets West Series Art

The cowboy hat is a nod to Sara's background as well as a symbol.  The ‘white hat’ has always meant the ‘good guy.’ For Sara, in this work, it represents the ‘pure of heart.’  For “blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8  An overarching theme in much of her work is pursuing the best: version of ourselves, relationship with others, and relationship with God.  

The ‘East’ part, in “East Meets West,” has two sides.  First, Sara adds frequent elements of Asian imagery to her work. Second, Christianity is first an eastern religion.  The contemporary handling of the traditional Byzantine icon has its roots first in the East.

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