In her aviary series, Sabra creates delightful bird portraits - removing them from their natural habitats and setting them center stage with decorative backgrounds. She captures textures, facial expressions and the body language of a birds's stance, allowing the colors and damask inspired backgrounds to accentuate the mood.
"I am fascinated by the tragic beauty of nature. There is a secret language to it that I am still trying to decipher. It is a feeling I get when observing the birds, animals, and trees around me. The feeling that I am experiencing something that is so familiar, and yet so extraordinary. The art of survival, I suppose. I see the struggles, the triumphs, the perseverance, and the failures. I feel a connection to it all. I find my humanness in nature." - Sabra, Louisville KY