Sabine holds a degree in Design from UCLA and also completed their Extension Program in Horticulture. Her years of work in both disciplines influence much of her art; with the ultimate goal always being the cultivation of simple, memorable images, frequently containing strong graphic components. In recent years, she has been experimenting with creating more abstract, painterly compositions through photography, as well as using the medium as a base for her digital drawings.
Themes most often derive from our relationship to our environment, both built and natural. Images may be of views encountered spontaneously while walking or driving around town; while others are reinterpreted later in the digital darkroom. Many are presented as series, but all are an invitation for the viewer to share in elevating seemingly mundane subject matter above the ordinary by adjusting common perceptions.
Sabine finds the presence of the camera creates an intuitive awareness of opportunities to capture scenes that might otherwise be lost with only a casual glance, thereby influencing how she physically considers and interacts with her surroundings and leading to a heightened appreciation of her place in the world.
I am pleased to share my visual interpretations here and hope you will find them to be intriguing and worthy of a longer look. Please enjoy a leisurely stroll through the galleries and thank you for visiting... comments are welcomed and appreciated.