Sara Birns distills the multi-faceted and ever-changing nature of human character into every of her uncanny, contorted portraits. Although she’s at all times beloved drawing faces, she started to develop new strategies when she began dedicating herself extra critically to her portray observe. In search of to light up the assorted influences that impression how our faces seem to at least one one other and alter over time, she combines facial options from herself, her mates, household, and strangers, creating fully new characters.
“I prefer to tamper and morph the cues that we often use to acknowledge an individual,” she explains. “Cues resembling fashion, facial options, expressions, and sometimes glimpses right into a state of affairs they’re in. Human nature is continually evolving and altering with time and occasions, equating to the impossibility of totally greedy an individual’s character. That is the explanation I morph the figures, usually obscuring the age. I attempt to uncover the layers of ever-changing feelings everybody experiences in single moments as we journey to discover ourselves and our influences on this planet.”
Initially from Santa Cruz, California, Birns not too long ago relocated to Australia, the place she is at present exploring, in the hunt for the right city to settle into together with her boyfriend.