Sarah Fairchild

Wild

From the Artist

Wild portrays images of milkweed, fleabane flowers and butterflies. The survival of the monarch is dependent upon the survival of the milkweed plant, as monarchs can only survive on a diet of milkweed. Milkweed is rapidly disappearing due to habitat loss and pesticides.”

Artist
Sarah Fairchild
Title
Wild
Production Date
2023
Edition of
20
Medium
11 color silkscreen with acrylic and U.V. cured ink on Coventry Rag
Details
Signed and numbered by the artist
Price
$1,500
Dimensions
29 7/8” x 19 7/8”

About the Artwork

Wild is an 11 color silkscreen with acrylic and U.V. ink and hand-painted elements that illuminates a glistening, deep turquoise snake with Gerber daisies.

Curatorial Opinion

In this new print from Sarah Fairchild, Gerber daisies gather at the center of a slithering snake body. From the upper right corner of the composition, the giant serpent descends. As though underwater, the snake shimmers in a deep turquoise. Nestled on the surface above the aquatic serpent, various wildflowers and Gerber daisies cohabitate peacefully.

Sarah Fairchild’s dedication to detail and executing her artistic vision together set this print apart. When working with a professional printmaker, artists will typically submit one completed image of how they would like the finished print to look. Fairchild, however, worked with Powerhouse Arts and hand-colored each screen, building the final image with several hand-drawn layers. No color remained unconsidered, and no image layer was done without her own careful craftsmanship.

Medium
11 color silkscreen with acrylic and U.V. cured ink on Coventry Rag
Edition of
20
Price
$1,500
Dimensions
29 7/8” x 19 7/8”

About the Artist

Sarah Fairchild works in her studio

Sarah Fairchild (b.1972, Chillicothe, OH) creates lush paintings of garden life inspired by rural landscapes and the rich harvest they produce. She illuminates her subjects with bold, unexpected color to celebrate the often overlooked beauty of plants and vegetables.

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About the Process

Haystack works with both traditional printmakers and digital printers to ensure each artist’s print reflects the most important aspects of their studio practice. Wild was printed in collaboration with the artist and Powerhouse Arts (a renowned printmaking studio located in Brooklyn, New York). Each print was created by silkscreen printing (also known as serigraphy). This method requires stenciling techniques wherein ink is pressed onto paper through deliberately exposed areas of a mesh screen one color at a time.

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