SARA PETROFF'S ARTWORK FOR PURCHASE

Can't Find My Way Home

"Can't Find My Way Home"

3D Works

Paper maps, passport pages, mylar, graphite, inks, acrylic paint, chalk, sculpting polymers

122 x 12 x 97 cm

48 1/16 x 4 3/4 x 38 3/16 inch

$7200 Framed plus shipping


The image of a small child alone at a train station is one of displacement, being lost or fleeing persecution . For some, the coat sculpted from a map of England, may be reminiscent of WWII Kindertransport. This piece speaks to the fact that we are a globe of refugees, escaping, arriving in strange lands, alone and vulnerable. Drawing on translucent mylar, layered atop marine charts & boots from old maps expresses the distance travelled to get here. 

Cool!

"Cool!"

3D Works comics books, papers, canvas, wire, pencil, acrylic polymers, conte, inks, paint

$7200 framed plus shipping

97 x 122 x 12 cm

38 3/16 x 48 1/16 x 4 3/4 inch


A young tagger caught in the act. Sculpting with papers, these pieces come alive, literally popping off the page. I have pushed the medium to express animated movement and increased narrative. The perspective accentuates this figure, poised to run just after spraying graffiti on a brick wall.

The piece comes framed in a contemporary plexiglass shadow box, ready to hang. 

Da Queen of Quills

"Da Queen of Quills"

3D Works

papers, music, burnt texts, vintage dip pen nibs, fiberglass, ac

$7200 framed plus shipping 

97 x 122 x 12 cm

38 3/16 x 48 1/16 x 4 3/4 inch


This is my ode to the lost and majestic art of handwriting. As a professional calligrapher, my tools were inks & hand dipped pens with varying metal nibs used to create splendid, impressive decorative script. These obsolete quill tips are now revived, fashioned into a graceful, elegant magisterial crown and bodice . The underskirt is a vintage chart of calligraphic copperplate script, layered with burned texts, hand written music and Florentine papers. Framed in plexiglass shadowbox ready to hang.  

Absolutely spectacular!

First Garden Party

"First Garden Party"

Watercolour papers, water colour, inks, canvas, air brush, pencil crayon, sculpting polymers

62 x 92.5 x 10 cm

24 7/16 x 36 7/16 x 3 15/16 inch


Sculpted entirely from water colour floral paintings, this child's dress is the vision of innocence, new growth, fresh starts. The soft, diffused background is airbrushed to create a dreamlike quality like a romanticized memory.

Framed in contemporary plexi glass shadow box, ready to hang. 

Marilyn's Little Black Dress

"Marilyn's Little Black Dress"

8mm film, papers, old life magazine images, acrylic polymers, acrylic paint

2019

97 x 122 x 12 cm

38 3/16 x 48 1/16 x 4 3/4 inch

$6400 Framed plus shipping


I have always had a real fascination with Marilyn Monroe - one of the most enduring iconic figures, still turning heads half a century after her death. Remembered for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol, privately she struggled with self esteem and substance abuse.

The camera loved her and film shaped her, so the use of 8mm film to sculpt the bodice seems fitting. Fashioned from images taken from original Life Magazines, this piece stops traffic!

Framed in plexiglass shadow box.

Northern Shores

"Northern Shores"

Sculptures from paper, bees wax, inks, stains, sculpting polymers, charcoal, conte, water colours, 

14 3/16" x 14 3/16 x 2 3/4 inch each

Sold as triptych at $2400 plus shipping or $900 each


The rugged rocky outcrops which frames the drive north in Ontario are such a part of my soul. Sculpting these from painted papers allowed me to bring the texture and depth out.

This is shown as a triptych but can be purchased singly for $900 each. Framed in unstained oak floater frames, ready to hang.

The Laundress

"The Laundress"

3D Paper Sculpture

watercolour paper, conte, chalks, charcoal, adhesives, bees wax

2020

63 x 48 x 5.7 cm

24 13/16 x 18 7/8 x 2 1/4 inch

$1300 Framed plus shipping


Starting with a published sketch from Leendert Van der Cooghen “The Sitting Woman” 1875, I breathe a whole new life into them by sculpting with papers & embellishing over top with multi media. What if we panned back? This expands and changes the narrative. Inspired by woman’s angular pose, I accentuate her fatigue with increased shadowing, sculpting her laced bodice and heavy skirt, shoe tipped out as she leans back after hanging laundry. Mounted on acid free foam core, framed in stained oak.

The Dreamer

"The Dreamer"

3D paper sculpture

conte, chalks, inks, graphite, irridized papers, polymers, foam core

2020

63 x 48 x 5.7 cm

24 13/16 x 18 7/8 x 2 1/4 inch

$1300 Framed plus shipping


Taking inspiration from the distant upward gaze of a man's head in a sketch by Giovani Battista Tiempolo 1767, I have panned back to expand the narrative, seeing a dreamer as he contemplates the clouds floating by. Fashioning a Renaissance style billowing shirt from paper and detailing the hair undulating off the page, this piece comes to life, busting out of the picture frame. Watercolour paper mounted on acid free foam core, framed with glass in stained oak. 

The Worker

"The Worker"

3D paper sculptures from Watercolour papers, inks, charcoal, conte, graphite, banana leaf

2020

63 x 48 x 5.7 cm

24 13/16 x 18 7/8 x 2 1/4 inch

$1300 plus shipping


Who doesn’t love a muscular figure? Starting with a published sketch from Annibale Carracci "Figure Study" c1575, I make it come alive by sculpting paper pants& embellishing over top with multi media. The 3/4 back pose allowed me to consider looking over his shoulder to create a wheelbarrow, emphasizing forward movement. Cutting in to release the forearm from the picture plane increases the foreshortened depth.

Mounted on acid free foam core, framed with glass and stained oak.

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The Scribe

"The Scribe"

3D paper sculpture

papers, burnt calligraphic texts, acrylic polymers, airbrush, inks

2020

63 x 48 x 5.7 cm

24 13/16 x 18 7/8 x 2 1/4 inch

$1300 Framed plus shipping


There is a wisdom between the lines of an aged face. The original drawing of the face is sketch from Nicolas Lagneau “Portrait of Old Woman” c1650 which I burned out and adorned with a Renaissance style hat and cloak sculpted from old calligraphic writings. Juxtaposing the figure on a darkened ground of script, airbrushed with coffee makes the face pop. I am drawn to seeing this piece from all angles. Contact me to see in person!

Mounted on acid free foam core, framed in glass & stained oak.