Sarah Beth Goncarova
For this piece I have sculpted life-sized branches of a weeping cherry tree in bloom. The branches, made from bittersweet root, olive and curly cherry, move and sway like dancers themselves, airy and delicate, draping delicately across the floor. To the structures I have sewn thousands of handmade white blossoms and black leaves. I then wired the blossoms to dimmers attached to a motion sensor. When a person comes within the branches of the tree crown, the blossoms in the tree come alive, the light flickering faintly in a heartbeat pattern.
Master of Architecture, University of Maryland School of Architecture, College Park, MD, Dec., 2005.
Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture and Extended Media, Minor: Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Richmond, VA. May, 2002.
2013 Young Sculptors Finalist Exhibition, Heistand Gallery, Miami University, Oxford, OH.
Small works Exhibition, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Wish You were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, DUMBO Art Center, Brooklyn, NY.
At My Mother’s Table Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT.
The Serenade Project , Espaco Cultural Sérgio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Eli Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Moss Public Library, benefiting the Moss Women’s Crisis Center, Moss, Norway.
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin, CA.