Paper, wood, paper, ink, iron
30″ x 10″ x 5″
I love distilling books to their elemental forms and pressing the limits of what can be considered a book. My love for the book led me to a love for print and many forms of printing make their way into my work. I usually work with paper, but I also work with leather, wood, metal, clay, fabric, plexiglas, and more. My materials choices are dictated by the artistic concept as much as possible within my skill set. I walk
the line between analog and digital: I set type manually and in InDesign. I draw with a pencil and paper or in Illustrator. I carve blocks by hand and cut designs with a laser. Tradition and innovation go hand in hand for me. I also quite happily blur the lines between art, craft, and design. My work flows between them, directed by the story I’m telling. I believe it’s this fluidity that gives my work its strength. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the people around them, and to discover beauty in themselves.
– Sarah Mottaghinejad, Seattle, WA