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Sarah Jentsch

Sarah Jentsch

Profile Location
Lincoln , NE

Sarah is a painter and printmaker currently based in Lincoln, NE. She is influenced by the duality of modern life, and how conflicting themes such as science/spirituality, man/woman, and rural/urban coexist. Inspired by nature, she uses a series of personal and archetypal symbols to convey her observations. She will graduate with her Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from Stephen F Austin State University in December of 2018 with the ultimate goal of teaching.

Artist Statement

For centuries, Western culture has had a fascination with morbid death veiled in beauty. We balk at death when faced with it head on, treating it as a feared and ignored unknown rather than an eventual part, and celebration, of a life well lived. However, morbidity, especially involving youth, is common in literature and plays. Death is linked intrinsically with a morbid eroticism, a forbidden fruit of Western culture—to be enjoyed and studied behind closed doors. Keeping this in mind, my work connects the viewer to a spirituality and an afterlife, a welcoming side of an otherwise unknowable world. Death must be acknowledged as a completion of a pattern, rather than hushed with euphemisms and whispers. 

In modern times, though technology details the intricacies of a dying body better than ever before, it can only document to a certain point. The fate of an individual’s consciousness after death is impossible to know for those who remain behind. Innate mystery lives in death, a spirituality and complete unknown that humanity has explained for millennia through hundreds of different religious mythos, folktales and beliefs. My work employs a series of symbols, personal to me, from both life and death to illustrate my thoughts. For instance, birds have always implied a connection to an afterlife. In my life they were the first things I saw die, and how I came to understand the passing of life. Ultimately my work lies in the in-between, a world straddling science and religion, life and death. 

Print / Paper

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Jim Aden
Liana Agnew
Joel Anderson
Mark Arnold
Michael Ashley
Posey Bacopoulos
Shawn Teseo Ballarin
Green Bee
Jessica Brandl
Wes Brown
Matt Bukrey
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Jen Carlson
Neil Celani
Austin Coudriet
Drew Curtright
Lindsey Day
Amanda Durig
Adrienne Eliades
Paul Eshelman
Katelyn Farneth
Lynette Fast
Anna Gadek
PJ Hargraves
Mark Hargraves
Sarah Jentsch
Kyle Johns
G.V. Kelley
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Louis LaBudda
Lynn Latta
Clay Leonard
Sam Loeffler
Carol Long
Anika Major
Susan McGilvrey
Tom Meyers
Catie Miller
Katie Nieland
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Christy Puetz
Brittany Rea
Sarah Rowe
Sophia Ruppert
Erin Ryan
Agnes Seebass
Sarah Shoot
José Sierra
Sarah Smelser
Shannon Smith
Maria Spiess
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Patty Talbert
Harry Tompkin
Tara Tonsor
April White
Tara Dawley
11/6/20 to 12/30/20
Multiple Mediums
Allie Feezell
Sarah Jentsch
Annie Sinton
11/5/21 to 12/31/21
Multiple Mediums

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