Sara McPherson’s recent paintings transform seemingly familiar landscapes and environments into theatres of anticipation. In this world, everything is bigger or smaller than it seems – soft toys roam through strangely lit paddocks; huge shadows fall eerily across fields dotted by tiny telegraph poles and fence lines. Scale, light and narrative are manipulated to offer glimpses of moments only half remembered; scenes tinted with the patina of nostalgia. These are images of spaces poised in anticipation of the unknown.
After completing her Bachelor of Arts at RMIT, Sara has worked as a scenic artist for national and international theatre productions. More recently, her practice has included public and community art projects, murals, and arts residencies.