Brennan

39sb Linen Tapestry with Broken Grey Line , Sara Brenan, linen, wool, and cotton, 42.5” x 42”, 2014, $11,250


Sara Brennan

38b Broken White band with Pale Blue II, Sara Brennan, linen, wool and cotton, 30.25” x 30” x 2”, 2011, $9,600


Sara Brennan

36sb Grey Line with Yellow II, Sara Brennan, linen, wool and cotton, 41.5” x 36”, 2007, $12,000


Sara Brennan

37sb Broken White Band with Pink, Sara Brennan, linen, wool, and cotton, 32” x 32”, 2008, $10,650


Sara Brennan

12sb Dark Blue Line I, Sara Brennan, linen, wool and cotton, 41” x 41”, 1999, $7,600


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27sb Gray with Black, Sara Brenan, wool & silks linen, 16” x 13.75”, $1,900


Sara Brennan

5sb Small Olive Series I-VII, Sara Brennan, linen, wool and cotton, 8” x 8” x 1” each, 1996, $4,600

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Sara Brennan

34sb Odd Yellow with Black, Sara Brennan, linen, wool and cotton, 21” x 20”, 2004, $3,250

Selected permanent collections and exhibition venues: Lodz, Poland (10th International Triennial of Tapestry); The Barbican Centre, London, England (Woven Image: Contemporary British Tapestry – traveling exhibition); Aberdeen City Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland; Crafts Council, London, England; Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh and Ruthin Crafts Centre, Wales (Interface: Contemporary Textiles); Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark; Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, Germany (European Tapestry Forum: Artapestry 2005 – traveling exhibition); Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland; Sotheby's, London, England; Contemporary Applied Arts, London, England (Darkness into the Light – traveling exhibition); New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit (Threads: Fiber Art in the 90s); Maison d’Arts, Tunis, Tunisia (European Tapestry)


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6sb - 10sb Edge Series
Sara Brennan, linen, wool and cotton, 24” x 24” x 1” each, 1997, $1,500 each

Statement:
My work has vertical and horizontal blocks, lines and areas that can be traced back through all my work. There is also a consistent color palette. One or two predominant colors, a slight twist to some of the lines, a hidden line of red and yellow giving a subtle definition. I use different whites to change the planes, and I am interested in the horizon, which moves as I work and can change with weather. My main concerns are with tension, initially inspired by landscape, and the medium of tapestry. While I adhere to the medium’s construction, I use this as a tool and not the end result.

I like working in series as you can push the depth and push the boundaries. Small tapestries often seem to become part of an ongoing series of work. They can be viewed as a whole or in isolation as individual pieces. They lend themselves to exploring, exploiting and investigating materials and ideas. My work takes its initial inspiration from landscape, responding with a very simplified and reduced use of form. It is an expression of a whole and a personal response.


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