Sarah Ferguson is an Austin-based artist who has experimented with the trifecta of light, color and perception for two decades. An admirer of the Light and Space art movement, Minimalism, Hard-edge painting and Geometric abstraction, she aims to evoke introspection through her paintings. She is currently represented by Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX and Dimmitt Contemporary Art in Houston, TX. Her work has been commissioned by both private collectors and corporations.
I study color on my own terms. My awareness of vetted color systems and theories provides a foundation for my advancement. Yet, the experience and knowledge I gain through daily experimentation with color has proven to be the most fruitful. Color exploration is pure freedom for me. To follow any particular system would create barriers within my process, and I would lose interest. I remain utterly in awe of the power of color, and I admire those who pursue its study formally.
Geometric shapes are equally influential in my work, but they serve as a psychological opposite. While my exploration of color invites freedom, geometry invites control. The two components balance one another perfectly, harmonizing my creative process. I have a methodic ritual that I follow each and every time. While my process is regimented and seemingly straightforward, the end result of each painting is always a bit different than expected.
In a poetic sense, my artistic process is reflective of life’s pattern, an invitation to both the sublime and the applied.