The unexpected side of ordinary objects.
Think of a Magritte‘s painting…any painting. Isn’t amazing the way he created apparently common images that, in fact, revealed something completely different?
Now, think about how you feel when, after a first quick look, you begin to see what actually is that ordinary image. It is like when you fully understand a very funny joke with a subtle meaning, or when you read one of those children’s book where every page has 3D folded shapes that pop out every time you turn to the next one: surprise and fun.
And this is what multi-disciplinary artist Sarah Illenberger does on a daily basis: she has the ability to put into new perspectives everyday and very familiar items, from which she creates images and objects completely re-worked and unexpected.
I admire people who, like Sarah, don’t go too far to create something extraordinary and amazingly powerful. They are the most genius and talented, especially because sometimes it is more of an effort to look right in front of you than far and beyond. This is the real creativity right now.
So yes, this is what Sarah Illenberger’s work is: surprise and fun…and going straight to the point.
I am now a very big (and envious 😀 ) fan of Sarah Illenberger.
By Anna D.