I have been a fan of Sabrina Ward Harrison since the day I first paged through her artist journal, “Spilling Open: The Are of Becoming Yourself.” In my opinion, Sabrina’s artwork is as good as it gets. The words, the saturated pages, the stories and the messiness, it all hits home to me. When creating artwork, there is always a struggle between artistic control and true freedom. Sabrina’s artwork has taught me that it’s ok to be completely free with my art, to not worry about the spills, the splatters or the raw bits. Real life and real moments, that’s what her artwork captures.
“I’ve been consumed with all this living up to something. To ‘be something, express something!’ We have such a longing to be understood and loved by others, why? Can’t it be just this now? Without armor and shield? Just myself. My vulnerability protects me, not my tight control. I hope to love with an open hand and a slow trusting stride” ~SWH