My work emanates from a voyeuristic fascination of crowds in an urban environment, as an observer rather than a participant. By assuming an overhead vantage point, I retain control by unobtrusively documenting, hovering above the crowds, navigating through the chaos, to find patterns and relationships. Assuming an overhead perspective allows individuals to become more about form and colour and at times verging on the abstract. Shadows have been an important part of my work as they intensify the ongoing dynamics between individual identities and group behaviour, often revealing otherwise concealed details. Apart from their formal usefulness they connect and unify individuals on a narrative level while signaling a degree of unpredictability.
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Sara Caracristi received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from NSCAD University in 2006. Sara has been involved in group and solo exhibitions throughout Canada. Her work is in both private and public collections including Scotiabank, TD Waterhouse Cooper, The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Nova Scotia Art Bank amongst others. Sara Caracristi lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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