Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Curator's Note: It's always intriguing when an artist has a signature style, best seen here through SASH's "Analog Monster" characters.
I was inspired from my childhood to recreate a piece by the greatest artist I knew. This artist was my Grandpa and I recall admiring one particular realistic painting of a boy milking his cow in the barn. The barn was very dark and only the boy and the cow were illuminated. It was a piece about solitude and the simplicity of daily life on a farm. Life cycles and is quite simple after you accept its complex nature. I wanted to recreate this painting using my own characteristic illustration style that continues to draw on the same techniques used to create my Analog Monsters (TM).
I wanted to challenge the assumption that when the eye sees something with such detail that it must be better or more valuable. You can appreciate, understand and connect with life much more deeply when you look at the basics. Things become more clear and easy to handle. Once you understand the basics, you can understand the complexities. There is no need to create more clutter for the mind to comprehend when you can see so much in just a simple line. I create art for the love of creation, invention and expression. I want to make you think and feel special at the same time. I see this process as ever evolving and life long. I look forward to you joining me in this journey! Sash is an emerging artist based in San Francisco. Having studied art for most of her life, Sash hit the San Francisco art scene rapidly through series of works shown in galleries and shows, as well as through the street art that has graced both sidewalks and walls in the quickly evolving city. Playing with concepts regarding the value placed on digital versus analog art, Analog Monsters was the first series Sash has developed and has since become known. These Analog Monsters create a dialog with the viewer of how fear is represented in today’s culture that commonly avoids or hides it away, leaving us alone in our most intimate of feelings while awash in social connection. These are monsters that represent a real danger to you but look friendly so you want to play with them. This dichotomy parallels what we all face in the real world with our emotions, actions and relationships. In regards to street art, Sash has developed and implemented the use of geohashtagging in conjuction with social media to engage with her audience, which has also allowed to expand the reach of her audience. Her interest in street art stems from the idea that art is for all people to enjoy and should stimulate thought and creation in the individual through its message.