Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart

Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart is an emerging young artist who uses photographic self-portraiture to create compelling and at times unsettling images that draw the viewer’s full attention to her chosen subject matter. The surreal scenes she meticulously composes invite us to contemplate her central theme of how we humans interact with our environment, while their suggested narrative prompts our curiosity and leads our imagination to fill in more of the story. In order to set the stage for each composition Sage often invests days or even weeks of planning and preparation. For her ‘Urban Bath’ image she patiently fed the same swans day after day until she had gained their trust and allowed her the proximity she needed to include them in her photograph.