Sarah Jim

Sarah Jim

Biography: 

Sarah Jim is a 23-year-old emerging artist from Southern Vancouver Island. Her ancestry is mixed but her roots are in Tseycum First Nation on the Saanich Peninsula. Sarah is currently finishing her Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria. While doing so she has been creating art that depicts cosmic animals, surreal landscapes, and local flora. Additionally, she has been creating more traditional Coast Salish art as that is a part of her heritage. The belief that nature is beautiful, necessary, and deserves to be respected is a common theme. These values and beliefs are emulated through depicting natural elements in such a way that obscures mundane perceptions. Psychedelic aspects such as repeating linework, cosmic imagery, and flowing forms add aesthetic and thoughtful interest that portrays the idea that everything is interconnected and could not exist alone. This art tends to subvert the way we look at nature by portraying it in a way that visually heightens the senses and allows us to view nature in a way that reality does not allow. Sarah wants her art to project optimism, altered perception, and gratitude for nature. Her creative goal is to give insight that life and nature is strange, fantastic, and holistic.www.faroutart.ca