Sarah Pohlman is a Delaware based visual artist with a BFA in Book Arts and Printmaking and a MAT in Art Education from The University of the Arts. Pohlman’s work, which explores her observations of the interconnectedness of human beings, ranges from painting to book arts to collage to light boxes. In 2007, she was the recipient of the National Museum of Women in the Arts Publication Grant to create an edition of 125 artist books. In 2011 she was a resident artist at the Julia and David White Artist Colony in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica. In 2014 she had 3 relief print on display at the Delaware Art Museum in the “For the Love of Art” group exhibit. Her work has been exhibited internationally.
What does it mean to be human?
How strange it is to be anything.
My art work is an ongoing reflection on my observations of life and what it means to be human. Every day I am amazed, perplexed, troubled and fascinated by things I perceive around me. People have always interested me because I am continually contemplating myself and the people around me in terms of our context in this world – specifically our interconnections. My work is a visual consideration of the connections we share universally and our place in the natural world.
I began investigating the unity of humans on a purely biological level; more specifically I looked at the human brain and the neural networks of cells and impulses that control it. As a result of these works I began to consider the ways in which humans relate to each other beyond the physicality of our bodies. Currently, my work is more involved with the metamorphic journeys that weave us together – where we come from, where we are, and where we are going.