An artist's signature can often be marked through its unique style expressed through medium, colour and subject matter. Artist Myriame Sarah's personal style can be felt throughout her collection with her wax based mediums, organic colours and rhythmic mark makings. Native to both Paris, France and the Pacific Northwest, Myriame's artistic genre reflects the union of her shared cultural experiences.
Myriame's artistic pursuit developed alongside her academic career in the field of science. "For myself, there really isn't a difference between art and science, both fields provide a platform for experimentation and both fields lead to discovery. Whether the finished product is a piece of art or a small molecule, I've gone through an intellectual process involving observation and research, paired it with some dimension of psychoanalytical banter and drawn from my intuition to arrive to the final product."
Myriame's work draws upon many different mediums, shared between both organic and digital platforms. From Cold Wax, Oil to Acrylic, her medium of choice originates from the resin of a deciduous tree in the East Indies and beeswax from the honeybee. This organic material referred to as encaustic, dates back to 100-300 AD, where the technique was mainly used in the Fayum mummy portraits in Egypt. "Encaustic is definitely not the easiest medium to work with. It requires the use of metal tools, special brushes and extremely high heat. With high melting temperatures comes fumes, so proper ventilation is required. I suppose it resembles a bit of a scientific lab, which is probably why it appealed to me in the first place."
Myriame's artwork can be found in private collections across Canada and the United Sates. When she is not in her studio, she spends the majority of her time outdoors with her Australian Shepherd Blue, creating in the kitchen and at home with her wonderful family. She is constantly inspired by nature and music and continues to develop her artistic signature through experimentation and discovery. With each piece, her intention is to provide grace and beauty within a contemporary edge.