SARAH PEARN

ARTIST STATEMENT

Working to the theme "Seeds from Home” my thinking has been split three ways;
of a seed brought from home,
of a seed in the literal sense,
of a seed in the sense of a memory, a comfort, or a tradition.

In the “Grown from a New Home” series I have looked at representing the glory of plants that could have been lovingly brought along on a voyage as a small seed and then cultivated in a new land, as a precious memory of a homeland.

The “Seeds from Paper” series is my impossible twist on time. The artworks themselves are drawn on genuine 18th Century (circa 1790) paper that was made before the Swan River colony was established (1829) in Western Australia. It gives us some perspective on time, to be able to think that this paper existed before these plants were known to Europeans.

In the “West Australian Native Still-life” series the seed is represented by the vessel, an object containing memories brought from a homeland and filled with the only flowers that could be found, flowers native to Western Australia.

ARTWORK

(all dimensions are as unframed, in cm and width x height)

Sarah Pearn oil painting
“West Australian Native still-life series"
Scaevola Porocarya in silver vase
Oil on Belgian linen panel
14 x 37

Sarah Pearn oil painting
“West Australian Native still-life series”
Alyogyne Huegelii
Oil on Belgian linen panel
21 x 32

Sarah Pearn oil painting
"West Australian Native still-life series”
Banksia Anatona, Dryandra Anatona
Oil on Belgian linen panel
19.5 x 30

Sarah Pearn oil painting
“West Australian Native still-life series”
Wild Roses Diplolaena Grandiflora
Oil on Belgian linen panel
26.5 x 46
Sarah Pearn oil painting
 “West Australian Native still-life series”
Thomasia Solanacea
Oil on Belgian linen panel
26 x 26 

Sarah Pearn oil painting
“West Australian Native still-life series”
Kangaroo paw bud in chatelaine bottle
Oil on Belgian linen panel
15.5 x 50

Jan Mullen wooden framed artwork
“Grown from a new Home”
Gold pear
Oil on Belgian linen panel
21.5 x 31
Sarah Pearn oil painting
“Grown from a new Home”
Golden pears
Oil on Belgian linen panel
35  x 30

Sarah Pearn oil painting
 “West Australian Native still-life series”
Hypocalymma Tetrapterum
Oil on Belgian linen panel
19.5 x 56
Sarah Pearn oil painting
 “West Australian Native still-life series”
Western Australian Wild Roses
in copper tea kettle

Oil on Belgian linen panel
39 x 33
Sarah Pearn oil painting
“West Australian Native still-life series”
Hakea Laurina in english silver
Oil on Belgian linen
35 x 45
Sarah Pearn oil painting
 “Seeds from Paper”
Pimelea Physodes
Graphite and white chalk on
18th Century laid paper
24.5 x 38.5 

Sarah Pearn oil painting
“Seeds from Paper”
Chamelaucium
Graphite and white chalk on
18th Century laid paper
27 x 42.5
Sarah Pearn oil painting
 “Seeds from Paper”
Lysiosepalum Involucratum
Graphite and white chalk on
18th Century laid paper
24 x 37.5
Sarah Pearn oil painting
“Seeds from Paper”
Gastrolobuim Celsianum
Graphite and white chalk on
18th Century laid paper
24 x 38
Sarah Pearn oil painting
Seeds from Paper”
Eremophila Latrobei
Graphite and white chalk on
18th Century laid paper
26.5cm
Sarah Pearn oil painting
“Grown from a new Home”
Oriental vase with blossoms
Oil on Belgian linen panel
26  x 26
Sarah Pearn oil painting
 “Grown from a new Home”
Blossoms
Oil on Belgian linen
27 x 37
Sarah Pearn oil painting
“Grown from a new Home”
Tulips
Oil on copper panel
27.5 x 30
Sarah Pearn oil painting
 “Grown from a new Home”
Peonies
Oil on copper panel
30 x 30

Sarah Pearn oil painting
 “Grown from a new Home”
Red Onion Flower
Oil on Belgian linen
Life size – 67  x 156 
Sarah Pearn oil painting
“Grown from a new Home”
Artichoke and brass kettle
Oil on Belgian linen panel
50 x 41
Sarah Pearn oil painting
“Grown from a new Home”
Artichokes in copper kettle
Oil on Belgian linen
66 x 51
Sarah Pearn oil painting
“Grown from a new Home”
Artichokes in bloom
Oil on Belgian linen panel
42 x 52
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