Sarah Thibault

About This Project

While at the Buinho residency, I worked on a couple of creative projects. Thanks to the beautiful studio space I was given, I was able to work on a couple of large-scale oil paintings and a series of graphite drawings that were part of a body of paintings and drawings I had started earlier in the year inspired by the other artist residencies I had recently attended in Iceland and Greece.

The other project that I worked on, with the permission of the Messejana Mayor, was a large mural near one of the entrances of the town welcoming visitors to Messejana  I was inspired by similar murals I had seen in America welcoming visitors to their state or their town. I wanted the sign to reflect some of the colors and local culture so I used the light blue pulled from local house trim and included naturalistic imagery from the landscape.