Sarah Steffen’s Artist Statement
I am a printmaker, singer, and public health professional based in Brunswick, ME. Though I moved to Maine from Minnesota to attend Bowdoin College, I have enjoyed discovering many facets of Maine life since arriving in 2012.
Maine has previewed what a Trump regime might look like, and we are going to be instrumental in calling his bluffs and protecting our planet.
My art is political this year because I feel that making anything else would be negligent. I stand with all women, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, and others whose rights are at stake in America today.
I love printmaking because it is a fascinating process of careful planning and problem-solving.
It is a treat to see something completely unexpected come out of the press. I am consistently fascinated by the way that colors blend and wiping adds life to a print.
Thank you Professor Mary Hart and the Bowdoin art department for showing me the power and vitality of visual artistic expression.