Sarah R. Bloom » Profile


Philadelphia PA


Personal Statement

I have been taking self-portraits as my primary form of artistic expression since 2006. The exploration of identity as a woman entering middle age has emerged as a persistent theme in my work, most expressively with my self-portraits in abandoned places.

I am seeking to adapt to my changing body, mindset and circumstances. I see myself as an extension of these abandoned spaces, using them as an echo of the push/pull of our identity as we age. There is light and dark, sadness and beauty, fear and acceptance, a folding into and a pushing out all at once. Through my art, I am continually exploring my own emotional and often painful reactions to this process. I make a defiant push against the inevitable yet long for acceptance. I work towards reclaiming my place in the world and defining my mid-life as one of transformation rather than crisis.



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