“mythology and mounds of soil”

Oh boy… do you know what this means? Yes, my podcast – “Art For Your Ear” – is back! I’m kicking off season no.3 with the talented and hilarious Sara Khan. Born in England, raised in Pakistan and now based in Vancouver, Sara has all sorts of experiences and stories to draw from. We’re also covering important topics such as giving birth to kittens and / or dragons. Listen right up there under “Womens Games”, or subscribe on iTunes.

First up, images from Sara’s series “Ubiquitous Follies” which I fell madly in love with last year. These pieces are a great introduction to the magical watercolor worlds she’s been creating recently:

See? Her own worlds, filled with mythology and hidden meanings. LOVE.

Speaking of love, here’s a peek at the gigantic wall Sara did for the 2018 Vancouver Mural Festival:

Oh my word. Seriously. So gorgeous, but even more impressive … that she figured out a way to translate her smallish watercolors into a large-scale mural done with house paint. House. Paint.

I thought this would be really interesting for you to see. Sara talked a bit about her work from a few years ago – which of course ultimately led to what she’s doing now – that involved using mainly charcoal:

These are great too, but you can see that she was looking for her style. Well, she found it!  Here’s what is happening in 2018… I found these on her site and her Instagram feed:

Gasp! Those figures?! Stunning. And finally, I couldn’t wrap up this post without a little look into Sara’s home studio. Ahhh, sunshine streaming in… see, it doesn’t rain in Vancouver all the time:

When there’s stuff all over the floor, you know some major work is getting done! Thanks so much to Sara for being my very first guest of this new season … and congratulations on your big news, Sara xo. Thanks to Saatchi Art and Create Magazine for supporting the episode, and thank YOU for swinging back over for a whole new season! There will be more art for your ear next weekend.

Other links:

  1. Pennylane Shen, Art Advisor Extraordinaire 
  2. Vancouver Mural Festival
  3. Thrive 
  4. Video of Sara’s mural by Joe Bronson  {Joe Bronson’s IG}
  5. The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art


comments (9)

  1. Jen /// 09.07.2018 /// 8:50pm

    The return of Art For Your Ear is the only good thing about summer coming to an end. I’m so happy you’re back!

  2. the jealous curator /// 09.08.2018 /// 7:03am

    ha! well that’s a HUGE compliment 😉 thanks jen

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  4. julie /// 09.09.2018 /// 2:24am

    Like you never went away… Great first episode!

  5. the jealous curator /// 09.09.2018 /// 2:38pm

    ha! thanks julie 🙂

  6. Miriam /// 09.11.2018 /// 12:13pm

    I am so happy you’re back! I really enjoy listening to your podcasts. And I’ve noticed that I keep adding new amazing female artists to my IG follows after listening to their interview. Their art is often such an eye opener for me because I usually focus on a whole different type of industry because of my work.
    Sara Khan’s work is really really beautiful. Those details…

    Welcome back ☺️

  7. the jealous curator /// 09.11.2018 /// 4:54pm

    oh, that is music to my ears! thanks miriam : )

  8. Cath /// 09.13.2018 /// 1:59pm

    Hooray, you’re back! I just finished working through the back catalogue of ALL the episodes 3 weeks ago. Sara was so lovely and funny.

  9. the jealous curator /// 09.13.2018 /// 8:48pm

    thanks cath – and yes, sara is the best!

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