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Sarah Steffen’s Artist Statement

February 2017

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.

Sarah Steffen

Sarah Steffen

Sarah Steffen