Sarah Treanor has spent a majority of her life using art to transform grief and trauma into hope and purpose. She works primarily in photography and photo-encaustics, assemblage art, and writing - weaving these varied mediums together with her strong connection to nature and a spirituality rooted in grief. The dance between mediums energizes her, while her intuitive connections to nature lead her forward.
"As a child, I had a towering oak outside my bedroom. It felt like my own personal protector. As an adult, I still search out trees when I need to feel grounded. This connection to the trees has always been with me, alongside the conflicting emotions of using such life forms for human consumption. In my earlier work, I photographed trees. In more recent works, I incorporated them into encaustic paintings. These new pieces expand on that by using found objects to add new layers of depth and meaning."- Sarah Treanor, Akron OH