Embracing the sacred universality of the circle, Eastern spirituality, and the ability of a simple plant to symbolize life force, Crisp’s mixed-media and encaustic works incorporate delicate, meticulous patterning paired with botanical elements such as flower petals, stems, and seed pods.

Where she previously integrated bones and skeletons into her work, this new series is notable for their absence, rendering it more life affirming. Looser symmetry and more random patterning have also evolved, conveying a joyous sense of musicality, spaciousness, and breath. In the artist’s words, the work is about “inspiring the sacred, the contemplation of the sacred in the mundane, and the exalted in the universal.”

Crisp has mounted solo exhibitions throughout New England and New York. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, and received several awards and reviews. Crisp studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design and is represented exclusively by Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York City.

 

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Artist Statement

Exhibitions

Pollination, Recent Encaustic Works (2014)

Waxing (2014)

Summer Selections (2013)

Secret Garden (2011)

Summer Selections (2011)

Winter Salon (2010)

Sara Crisp (2009)

Summer Selections (2008)

Winter Salon (2008)

Sara Crisp (2007)

Sara Crisp

Untitled (Delphiniums)

Untitled (Delphiniums), 2014

Untitled (Ellipses)

Untitled (Ellipses), 2007

Untitled (Lotus/Circle of Tulips)

Untitled (Lotus/Circle of Tulips), 2009

Untitled (Gourd/Spiral #1)

Untitled (Gourd/Spiral #1), 2007

Untitled (Lotus/Circle of Tulips)

Untitled (Lotus/Circle of Tulips), 2009

Untitled (Flower of Life)

Untitled (Flower of Life), 2009

Untitled (Stamens)

Untitled (Stamens), 2009

Untitled (Delphiniums)

Untitled (Delphiniums), 2009

Untitled (Lotus/Wheel/Petals)

Untitled (Lotus/Wheel/Petals), 2009

Untitled (4 Lilies, Petals, Stamens)

Untitled (4 Lilies, Petals, Stamens), 2009

Untitled (Wheel/Lotus/Ligularia)

Untitled (Wheel/Lotus/Ligularia), 2009

Untitled (Spin)

Untitled (Spin), 2008

Untitled (Wheel Lotus)

Untitled (Wheel Lotus), 2008

Untitled (Butterfly)

Untitled (Butterfly), 2006

Untitled (Beetle Wing Spiral)

Untitled (Beetle Wing Spiral), 2007

Untitled (Wasphive)

Untitled (Wasphive), 2007

Untitled (Poppy Petal Cross)

Untitled (Poppy Petal Cross), 2007

Untitled (Three Rings)

Untitled (Three Rings), 2007

Untitled (Lotus Poem)

Untitled (Lotus Poem), 2007

Untitled (Black Poppy Pod)

Untitled (Black Poppy Pod), 2007

Untitled (Fisherman's Valentine)

Untitled (Fisherman's Valentine), 2006

Untitled (Paper Piece 1)

Untitled (Paper Piece 1), 2014

Untitled (Butterfly/ Floral)

Untitled (Butterfly/ Floral), 2013-14

Untitled (Floral/Pattern)

Untitled (Floral/Pattern), 2014

Untitled (Sea/Change)

Untitled (Sea/Change), 2013-14

Untitled (Rose Window 2)

Untitled (Rose Window 2), 2014

Untitled (Daisy Wheel)

Untitled (Daisy Wheel), 2014

Untitled (3 Butterflied)

Untitled (3 Butterflied), 2014

Untitled (Delphinium Spiral)

Untitled (Delphinium Spiral), 2014

Untitled (One Butterfly Pattern)

Untitled (One Butterfly Pattern), 2014

Untitled (Paper Rose I)

Untitled (Paper Rose I), 2013

Untitled (Rose Paper II)

Untitled (Rose Paper II), 2013

Untitled (Rose Window I)

Untitled (Rose Window I), 2013

Untitled (Pollen # 1)

Untitled (Pollen # 1), 2014

Untitled (Pollen #2)

Untitled (Pollen #2), 2014

Untitled (How Flowers Changed the World  #7)

Untitled (How Flowers Changed the World #7), 2014

Untitled (How Flowers Changed the World)

Untitled (How Flowers Changed the World), 2014

Untitled (History)

Untitled (History), 2014

Untitled (Pattern #2)

Untitled (Pattern #2), 2014

Untitled (Pod)

Untitled (Pod), 2014

Untitled (Tulip Cross)

Untitled (Tulip Cross), 2014

How Flowers Have Changed the World #9

How Flowers Have Changed the World #9, 2013

How Flowers Have Changed the World #2

How Flowers Have Changed the World #2, 2014

How Flowers Have Changed the World #4

How Flowers Have Changed the World #4, 2014

How Flowers Have Changed the World #6

How Flowers Have Changed the World #6, 2014

Paper Rose #4

Paper Rose #4, 2014

Paper Rose #5

Paper Rose #5, 2014

Paper Rose 2

Paper Rose 2, 2014

Paper Rose #3

Paper Rose #3, 2014

Paper Rose #1

Paper Rose #1, 2014

How Flowers Have Changed the World #1

How Flowers Have Changed the World #1, 2014

How Flowers Have Changed the Worls #8

How Flowers Have Changed the Worls #8, 2014

How Flowers Changed the World #5

How Flowers Changed the World #5, 2014

How Flowers Changed the World #6

How Flowers Changed the World #6, 2014


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