Kansas City, MO
Whether it is painting, sewing, dyeing, or felting, Sarah Freeland’s passion for creating is ingrained into her life. Her creative life and identity are interwoven. She strives to engage audiences with her work. She is drawn to felting for this reason: it’s ability to connect both herself, and the viewer by a sensory experience. The material surface is so integral in our 21st century. The ability to physically touch and connect is more important than it has ever been. In this digital age of communication, humanity is disconnected. She believes our senses and ability to craft objects and work together make us human, and she strives to investigate this in her process. The need to communicate is fundamental both for our survival, growth, and empathy. In our modern age, tactility is one of the most crucial elements for connection. Freeland has exhibited work in Hong Kong, France, Savannah, Atlanta, Tennessee and Colorado. She graduated from SCAD with a B.F.A. in Fibers and a minor in Painting in 2019.