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SARAH HOUSE

SARAH HOUSE

Artist Work

Wave
8/2011
ceramic
38" x 30" x 24"
Fit To Be Tied
12/2008
porcelain, MDF, monofilament
14" x 9" x 8"
A Round 1,000, Detail
12/2007
porcelain, plastic, monofilament
30" x 30" x30"
A Stochastic System, detail
5/2010
ceramic
varied
Ode to Mandelbrot
5/ 2011
ceramic
16" x 9"x 18"
A Round 1,000
12/2007
porcelain, plastic, monofilament
30" x 30" x30"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Upon closer observation all aspects of life can be considered a repetition of patterns. Mathematical patterns such as spirals and fractals are found everywhere: from the turning vortex of an atom to the great celestial bodies spinning in the sky. Many of these patterns can be described as self-similar, which is defined as the whole having the same shape as one or more of the parts. The appearance of these patterns is unchanged, no matter the scale. When considering all existence is a part of this infinite pattern, an interesting question arises where on this vast scale do we as humans, as a planet exist? The concept that all life is self-similar leads me to create sculpture, installations, and functional pottery that reference the macro and micro, the past and future, the simple and complex. The work represents the geometric and organic, and explores the concept of infinite scales and mathematical repetition.

Artist Bio

Sarah House earned her BFA in Ceramics from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. She was awarded the Windgate Fellowship for emerging artists and traveled to Hungary where she became an Artist in Residence at the International Ceramics Studio. Sarah creates sculptures and installations, as well as drawings, painting, functional glass and pottery. She has exhibited her works in Maryland, Kansas, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maine, Ohio, and Hungary. She is currently a Resident Artist and an Instructor at The Baltimore Clayworks, as well as a faculty member at The Community College of Baltimore County.