In Sarah Hutt’s new body of work, “Portals,” the wire drawings she has created use cast shadows to intensify their affect. The small scale works invite the viewer to enter visual doorways into the wide open space beyond the plane. Combining the simplicity of the wire drawings with the dramatic shadows - these sculptures convey images and sensations drawn from her dream world into her waking moments.
In her own words, “This body of work is about drawing and is based on a dream about flying. In the dream I rose up to the ceiling floating through the ceiling to find myself outside looking down on the roof of my building. I flew around the neighborhood above the treetops rolling and twirling in the air. I tried to capture that feeling of freedom and playfulness in these wire drawings to relay what I imagine would be the feelings I experienced were I really able to fly.”