My collages contain fragments of original paintings and reproductions, photographs, and other found images organized into a repeating hexagon framework. While some of my works include a subject or theme, most are compiled based on color and overall balance. These visually satisfying images invite the viewer to get lost in the details of each hexagon while also taking in the larger image they create.
By using uniform pieces to create a flow of color, my collages blur the line between structure and fluidity. This mirrors the dual nature of hexagons themselves which appear highly structured individually, yet join together in an unmistakably organic way. My work is also a reminder of the interconnectedness of all things. Each hexagon, although a separate entity with its own origins and details, is a part of the whole and directly affects those around it as well as the overall outcome.
Constructing these artworks began as an act of self-reflection. It served as a way for me to focus on my favorite portions of past paintings, place them into new contexts, and analyze the common elements in my works (mainly color, balance, symmetry, and appreciation of detail). My most recent collages also include portions of photographs and images that inspire me, making them a visual representation of how I see the world.
Sabrina Epton was born in Mission Viejo, California in 1994. From a young age she loved drawing, painting, and organizing all things by color. She took drawing and painting classes throughout high school, but chose to pursue a Bachelors Degree in psychology at the University of California San Diego. While doing so, Sabrina took part in a study abroad summer program at the University of Cambridge in England where her passion for art was reignited after experiencing the rich artistic history the country has to offer. After graduating with honors in 2015, Sabrina plunged back into art and hasn’t looked back. In the years since, Sabrina has experimented with oils, acrylics, and mixed media exploring both realism and abstract styles in hopes of finding her artistic voice. This journey has led her to the world of collage, where she combines details from original paintings and found images into a colorful geometric framework.
Sabrina was interviewed by SD Voyager magazine in 2018. She also displayed her work at the Camp TRiP Oasis festival in Weldon, CA and the Wander Forever Collective fall art event in Los Angeles the same year.
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