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Artist Statement

Art as Wayfinding


Imagine using only the constellations to cross the ocean. The Polynesian wayfinders navigated uncharted waters using the star anchored behind them to forge ahead. My paintings also reference the past to chart a novel course. They are explorations orienting identity in time.


I utilize multiple layers, a process that lends itself to not only the idea of time passing but also of movements of the spirit going on just below the surface.


My work is an invitation to notice your life, to pause, and to reorient forward using the familiar blinking star on the aft horizon.

Sarah Taylor Ko

Kea'au, Hawai'i



Celebration of Native Species Juried Show

"Treasure Hunt" 20" x 42" featuring the 'opihi was selected for Hawaii Nei at the Wailoa Center, Hilo Hawaii

November 6-December 10, 2020



Curated by Gina Tuzzi

"Residual Eden" 12" x 12" was selected to be part of the Artist Alliance show, Wild Lands. Click on the link below to view the show.


A juried show about the effects of Covid-19 as seen through artist's eyes.


Viewing online and in person December 12th-January 6th at Viewpoints Gallery 3620 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao, Maui, Hawaii.


Number Noise I and II, 12" x 12"


ARTIST STATEMENT: Statistics and overwhelm have become daily companions as the pandemic drags on. These paintings contain typical daily briefings of the number of new cases, hospitalizations, and other graphs we are inundated with in Hawaii. If you look closely you will also see several representations of lungs, and the covid-19 sphere itself. It was my intention to create a harmonious composition amidst the number noise, so I used graphic marks and the colors blue and green to lend order and peace to the work. 

1095 Number Noise II 12%22 x 12%22 mixed

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