Sara Rouse is an American artist living and working in Chicago, IL.
I orient myself as a user in a world of materials, technology, and applications but in the face of hyperobjects, I’m not a user but just another form. In my work, I explore the tension between feelings of ecstatic hubris and shrinking reserve. I make drawings and sculptures guided by reverence for this tension, my intuition and the transformative push of time. I want to give everyday objects and images a new power by considering the potential of pedestrian forms seen metaphysically.
Recently, I’ve been making collages and writings that focus on my personal archive, anxiety, power, and cycles of growth and decay. I mix Abstraction and found materials to reinvigorate both.