© 2005 - 2019 by Sara V Cole & Resilient Women Studio

15 DAYS

Thank you for visiting my page. I am filled with so much gratitude. As many of you know, I have spent the last 2.5 LONG years trying to find my own footing after my mom went into the nursing home. It has been a difficult, complex, confusing time rife with its own obstacles yet filled with some profound life milestones -- it has been a time in search of everything -- a search perhaps begun when I left for Seattle November 1st, 2010.

Speaking specifically of the last 9 months, I believe that the more I have let go of my attachment to my negative experiences -- primarily through writing -- the more positive energy has entered. I discovered the branch of health tree my lifelong illness problems come from, and while the news has been bittersweet, knowing after 43 years of searching is an amazing release. I am a handful of months away from publishing my first book of creative writing. I was picked up as a represented artist in an NYC gallery and subsequently participated in three NYC art shows/events. I have been accepted into a Masters program in Art Therapy Psychology, and will likely begin there in the Fall after a deferred acceptance. I had work join the collection of an art museum.

After some unfortunate experiences, I am also moving my art studio after these 2.5 years. I walk out the door for the last time February 5th. As -- in a familiar place in the land of Bittersweet --  a celebration of my new journey I am embracing a path I diverted from about 8 years ago, when I was in studies for Buddhist ministerial work. I have much in my art studio I need to detach from to facilitate this.  For the next 15 DAYS I am going to have an ENERGY RELEASE BONANZA, I am -- quite joyously -- hoping to send my art-children and materials to new homes so as to share them with new folks, new places, new viewers, new energies. This is not a sale. I truly want to find these kids new homes. I would LOVE for folks to offer donations for these kids, but I wont turn down anything anyone feels is appropriate. Anything you share will go towards sustaining my studies in Buddhism & Contemporary Psychology, and Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy for Women. AND I will send you a copy of the book when it is published.

I will be posting works on FACEBOOK and on here for the next 15 DAYS with "suggested" donation prices. Unless the pieces says UNAVAILABLE next to it, it is still available. If you like something, click the CONTACT next to it and email me, and we can talk. I can ship across the US. SENDING YOU ALL LOVE.

JANUARY 12 - DAY 1 - WORK 1     SOLD  

from the microbiome series. this piece is acrylic paint and graphite on Arches cover paper that was adhered onto gessoed canvas that was then stretched over wood stretcher bars.

measures 30x22x2" - suggested donation $300

JANUARY 12 - DAY 1 - WORK 2

from the microbiome series. this piece is acrylic paint and graphite on Arches cover paper that was adhered onto gessoed canvas that was then stretched over wood stretcher bars.

measures 30x22x2" - suggested donation $300

JANUARY 13 - DAY 2 - WORK 1     ON HOLD  

from the respite series. this piece is poured and slow dried coffee, acrylic, and graphite on Arches cover paper. the botanical on per series began in 2006 as an offshoot to working with the botanical shapes in my encaustic works. each botanical on paper piece can include over 100 layers of intricately applied paint over coffee. the coffee stained paper typically took about a week to dry as the wet poured coffee evaporated, leaving its remnant stain. during this week long process, the sheets of paper were required to remain unequivocally still less the paper move and the coffee run off the surface of the laid paper.

measures 42x29" - suggested donation $400

JANUARY 13 - DAY 2 - WORK 2

from the overgrowth series. this piece is poured and slow dried coffee, acrylic, and graphite on Arches cover paper. the botanical on per series began in 2006 as an offshoot to working with the botanical shapes in my encaustic works. each botanical on paper piece can include over 100 layers of intricately applied paint over coffee. the coffee stained paper typically took about a week to dry as the wet poured coffee evaporated, leaving its remnant stain. during this week long process, the sheets of paper were required to remain unequivocally still less the paper move and the coffee run off the surface of the laid paper.

measures 29x29" - suggested donation $200

JANUARY 14 - DAY 3 - WORK 1

from the cyclone series. this piece is one of the few remaining works on panel from the cyclone series -- the pieces that are still available from the cyclone series are nearly all works on paper. this is a work on panel with a surface built  up with many layers of paper -- indeed, the layers are pieces of very old works on paper. there is then on its surface image transfers of Buddhist iconography and botanical silhouettes and layers of graphite and acrylic.  this is one of my favorites of the cyclone paintings.

measures 22x22x1.5" - suggested donation $400

JANUARY 15 - DAY 4 - WORK 1    ON HOLD  

from the overgrowth series. this piece is poured and slow dried coffee, acrylic, and graphite on Arches cover paper. the botanical on per series began in 2006 as an offshoot to working with the botanical shapes in my encaustic works. each botanical on paper piece can include over 100 layers of intricately applied paint over coffee. the coffee stained paper typically took about a week to dry as the wet poured coffee evaporated, leaving its remnant stain. during this week long process, the sheets of paper were required to remain unequivocally still less the paper move and the coffee run off the surface of the laid paper.

measures 29x29" - suggested donation $200

DETAIL:

JANUARY 16 - DAY 4 - WORK 1   

   SOLD  

from the human ecology series. the series speaks of humanity's precarious balance -- or imbalance? -- between the never ending interdependence of human systems and ecological systems, as represented with layers of hundreds of collaged cut botanical shapes. The works consist of the collaged shapes -- in some works upwards of 400 -- acrylic and graphite on wood panel.

measures 36x36x1.5"

DETAIL:

JANUARY 17 - DAY 5 - WORK 1

    ON HOLD  

from the forgotten women series. the series speaks of the long term effects of stress/trauma on women, as represented with a neutralization of gender, a de-feminization. The works consist of the graphite, acrylic, and gesso on Arches cover paper. Gallery framed. (apologies for the dark detail photo, the photo showing the entire framed painting is the accurate color)

measures 36x28x1.5" - suggested donation $300

DETAIL:

JANUARY 18 - DAY 6 - WORK 1

from the human ecology series. the series speaks of humanity's precarious balance -- or imbalance? -- between the never ending interdependence of human systems and ecological systems, as represented with layers of hundreds of collaged cut botanical shapes. The works consist of the collaged shapes -- in some works upwards of 400 -- acrylic and graphite on wood panel.

measures 36x36x1.5" - suggested donation $600

DETAIL:

JANUARY 19 - DAY 7 - WORK 1

from the cyclone series. this piece is one of the few remaining works on panel from the cyclone series -- the pieces that are still available from the cyclone series are nearly all works on paper. this is a work on panel with a surface built  up with many layers of paper -- indeed, the layers are pieces of very old works on paper. there is then on its surface image transfers of Buddhist iconography and botanical silhouettes and layers of graphite and acrylic.  this is one of my favorites of the cyclone paintings.

measures 22x22x1.5" - suggested donation $400

JANUARY 19 - DAY 7 - WORK 2

from the microbiome series. this piece is acrylic paint and graphite on Arches cover paper.

measures 30x42" - suggested donation $600

text includes strong

language

TEXT:

dearest mr. trump:

fuck you.

sincerely yours,

me

c.c. my consent

b.c.c. your daughters

b.c.c. their daughters

b.c.c. their daughters

b.c.c. their daughters

JANUARY 20 - DAY 8 - WORK 1

DAY OF WOMEN'S MARCH/ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TRUMP'S INAUGURATION

this is a work from my CONSENT series. this is one of three works I was working on during the pre-election period of 2016 presidential race. on the night Trump's tape leaked where he bragged about assaulting women and grabbing them without their consent, I wrote the text on the three works. the works were finished in an emotional, angry, scared, disgusted reaction into the late night of the very night the tape was played all over the news for the first time, in response to abject horror of the POSSIBILITY we would elect a sexual predator for our president. it baffled me that a person would do this, any man would does this, and what happens when your daughters find out? what do you tell them? what do you tell the hundreds of daughters that will come after your daughters? how do you explain this to them? all of the women who come after you, they did not consent. as I begin my work on trauma studies, I look back to that night, and --- no words.

text includes strong language.

this piece is acrylic paint and graphite on Arches cover paper that was adhered onto gessoed canvas that was then stretched over wood stretcher bars.

measures 42x30x2" - suggested donation $600

JANUARY 21 - DAY 9 - WORK 1

from the microbiome series. this piece is acrylic paint and graphite on Arches cover paper.

measures 30x42" - suggested donation $600

JANUARY 21 - DAY 9 - WORK 1     SOLD  

from the microbiome series. this piece is acrylic paint and graphite on Arches cover paper.

measures 30x42"

JANUARY 22 - DAY 10 - WORK 1      SOLD  

from the microbiome series. this piece is acrylic paint and graphite on Arches cover paper that was adhered onto gessoed canvas that was then stretched over wood stretcher bars. Photo of both the blue and the green painting are closest representation of the true color of the painting.

measures 30x22x2"

JANUARY 23 - DAY 11 - WORK 1

from the microbiome series. this piece is acrylic paint and graphite on Arches cover paper that was adhered onto gessoed canvas that was then stretched over wood stretcher bars. Photo of both the blue and the green painting are closest representation of the true color of the painting (see above).

measures 30x22x2" - suggested donation $300

JANUARY 24 - DAY 12 - WORK 1

from the microbiome series. this piece is acrylic paint and graphite on Arches cover paper.

measures 30x42" - suggested donation $600

JANUARY 24 - DAY 12 - WORK/S 2

a set of works from the microbiome series. these pieces are acrylic paint and graphite on Arches cover paper.

measures 15x22" each - suggested donation for the set $500

JANUARY 25 - DAY 13 - WORK 1
JANUARY 25 - DAY 13 - WORK 2
JANUARY 25 - DAY 13 - WORK 3

from the overgrowth series. this piece is poured and slow dried coffee, acrylic, and graphite on Arches cover paper.

measures 29x29" each - suggested donation $250 each

JANUARY 26 - DAY 14 - WORK 1

from the overgrowth series. this piece is poured and slow dried coffee, acrylic, and graphite on Arches cover paper. measures 29x29" each - suggested donation $200

JANUARY 26 - DAY 14 - WORK 

from the overgrowth series. this piece is poured and slow dried coffee, acrylic, and graphite on Arches cover paper. measures 29x22" each - suggested donation $200