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Sarah Brayer was born in Rochester, New York, and has lived in Japan since 1979. Sarah has become deeply involved in making paperworks, a process in which an image is formed by pouring pigmented paper pulp onto a bamboo screen. The pulp is manipulated not with brushes, but by tilting the screen, spraying it with water, and using the hands as a drawing tool. Sarah states, "Part of what is so wonderful about working in the medium of paper is that the space of the work and the rhythm allow me to work in a stream of consciousness. The images are literally pouring out, and I don't know consciously where they're coming from. I'm able to take risks that I probably don't in everyday life. That is very liberating!"
Museum Collections: British Museum, Zimmerli, Cincinnati, Smithsonian, Oregon Art Institute.