Sara Birns distills the multi-faceted and ever-transforming character of human character into every single of her uncanny, contorted portraits. While she’s often liked drawing faces, she commenced to acquire new tactics when she started off dedicating herself a lot more seriously to her painting follow. Searching for to illuminate the different influences that influence how our faces surface to a single another and improve about time, she combines facial characteristics from herself, her mates, household, and strangers, generating entirely new characters.
“I like to tamper and morph the cues that we usually use to identify a individual,” she clarifies. “Cues these kinds of as style, facial attributes, expressions, and at times glimpses into a predicament they are in. Human character is regularly evolving and changing with time and situations, equating to the impossibility of totally grasping a person’s character. This is the purpose I morph the figures, usually obscuring the age. I consider to uncover the layers of ever-switching thoughts everybody ordeals in single times as we journey to examine ourselves and our influences on this planet.”
Initially from Santa Cruz, California, Birns a short while ago relocated to Australia, where by she is at this time checking out, in lookup of the excellent town to settle into with her boyfriend.