Sarah Morejohn grew up in rural Oregon and currently lives and works in central New Jersey. In 2011 she earned a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Oregon. Her work is in numerous private collections and in the permanent collections at Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY) and the Physics Department at the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR). Morejohn’s work has been exhibited nationally, including at Kenise Barnes Fine Art (Larchmont, NY), Collar Works (Troy, NY), and Schema Projects (Brooklyn, NY). Recently, she was an artist-in-residence at Lacawac Sanctuary and Biological Field Station (Lake Ariel, PA). Her work was published early this year in the online literary magazine Superstition Review.
My work is a language of delicacy and wonder. By making drawings with small incremental gestures I am beholden to time and patience. Starting from a point on a page, a drawing slowly, mark by mark, becomes an internally situated sense of place. Like a diaristic seismograph, my work has led me to intuitively explore spatial shifts between micro and macro, patterns in nature, and motion.
A cluster of dots leads to many things: nebulae, murmurations, a spiraling shell, a sublimating snow crystal. In the beginning my drawings were an infatuated response to minimalism and process art movements in the 1960s. Over time I have become more interested in deciphering the poetics that exist between art and science as way to seek out a certain sense of nature. I find wonder to be a driving force in my work.