Sara Pedigo

Artist Statement

There is no life without light. I am enthralled and preoccupied by light’s incredible power to transform my perception of objects, spaces, and the human body. Visual reality is in constant flux, forms shift as they become obscured or revealed. Light is fleeting. Life is fleeting. Shadows move across the living room, white curtains become a dance of pale blue and evening’s orange light; my own skin dissolves or emerges from a blue wall. The inherent beauty I see in these small interactions drives my artistic practice. In the form of mark, value and color, I record the beauty and complexity inherent in my mundane surroundings, giving testament to my conscious effort to be present in this world.

About the Artist

Sara Pedigo grew up in the American South. She received her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2007. She is currently an Associate Professor at Flagler College located in Saint Augustine, Florida, her undergraduate alma mater. Pedigo has exhibited nationally, with solo exhibitions at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach in Jacksonville, Florida, Wynn Bone Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland, and Barton College, Wilson, North Carolina. Group exhibitions include the Cue Foundation, First Street Gallery, and Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City, Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, and the Naples Art Museum in Naples, Florida. In 2006, she was included in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, and received a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Her artwork has been the cover art for the following publications: Ivory Tower: A journal of poetry published by the