ARTIST STATEMENT

The sculptural forms of my metalworks are clad in layers of silver solder and copper, as if their delicate bodies are growing the armor they need to flourish in the environment humans are leaving for them. Using the texture of the metal as my primary mark-making medium, the liquefied silver morphs into bark, or feathers, or scales.

Sawyer Rose is a sculpture, installation, and social practice artist. She currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Throughout her career, Sawyer has used her artwork to shine a spotlight on contemporary social and ecological issues. Her metalwork sculptures explore the ways living things adapt to changing environments and her work on The Carrying Stones Project addresses issues of women’s work inequity. Her work has been exhibited widely across the US.

Sawyer is the President of the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art.