Color and pattern inform my work from my early study of Japanese printed textiles and later the woodcut printmakers of New Mexico and California. My woodcuts layer forms of textures from the natural world. My practice fo mokuhanga, Japanese woodblock printmaking, connects me to a long tradition of art that observes nature and preserves many hand processes including paper making, brush making, and tool making.
Born in Long Beach, California, Sara studied textile, graphic, and costume design at UC Davis and later , yuzen, a kimono dyeing process, in Tokyo, Japan. She started a hand dyed textile and one-of-a-kind clothing business in the San Francisco By Area and later moved it to Santa fe, New Mexico, where she was a frequent Artist-in-Residence.
Sara has been making woodcut prints since 2010. In 2012 and 2016, she was awarded scholarships to attend the prestigious Anderson Ranch Art Center in Colorado to Study mokuhanga with with master printmaker, Hiroki Morinoue and reduction woodcut with Jean Gumpper.
Sara gives workshops in mokuhanga at her studio and her work has been featured at the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, the Marcia Burtt Gallery, Sullivan Goss, the Wilding Museum of Art and the Elveroj Museum. She is a member fo the California Society of Printmakers, the Santa Barbara Printmakers, and the Santa Barbara Mesa Artists.