I have a deep and long-standing captivation with metaphysical and pragmatic concerns regarding our universe. My current research focuses on natural phenomena, the earth’s ecosystem as a whole, and our role within that. This in turn has driven me to incorporate ever more sustainable practices in my studio, in my life, and when possible actively engaging the public on the matter. In this body of work, painstaking painting methods are coaxed into interacting and amalgamating over durations of up to several months. The result is complex, luminous, mysterious paintings that strike a beautiful balance between controlled and organic processes.
John Sabraw, artist statement, October 2010