Sarah Warren’s Statement
I divide my time between two homes, one in northern New Mexico and the other in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. My designs and color choices are influenced by the natural beauty of both of these rugged environments.
I am constantly analyzing colors, patterns of light, and the angles of natural landscapes and skyscapes, imagining how to turn what I see into tapestry. My goal as a tapestry artist is to communicate the peace, inspiration and renewal that can (still) be found in the natural world. “Blue Mountain Sunset Diptych” represents the views from my two studios. “Mount Washington View” was commissioned for a wedding at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH in November. I used the slit technique to represent some of the unique features of this mountain range, including the Cog Railway that runs up to the summit and some of the landslides that scar the slopes. “Mountain Waves VI” represents the multiple mountain ranges of the White Mountain National Forest.
Sarah Warren’s Biography
I began weaving in 2001 when I took a class in landscape tapestry taught in Santa Fe, NM. With a background in watercolor painting, knitting, and needlepoint, I quickly became enthralled with the process of “painting with wool.” In addition to taking five studio classes with James Koehler, I have continued my study of color theory, design, and weaving technique by taking a variety of workshops and studio classes.
I became a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in January 2007. My tapestries are on display at five of their galleries. 2018 was my eleventh year as an exhibitor at their Annual Craftsmen Fair at Sunapee, NH, a nine day event in early August. This is a wonderful opportunity not only to display and sell my tapestries, but also to explain the art of tapestry weaving to the many people who visit my booth.