Sarah Kate Burgess photo

Sarah Kate Burgess

Sarah Kate Burgess received a Masters of Fine Art degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2002 with a focus in Metalsmithing. In 2003 she participated in the Oregon College of Art and Crafts Artist in Residence Program. Burgess also lived in Berlin, Germany where she co-founded Takt Kunstprojektraum. She has taught metalsmithing and held numerous workshops throughout the community on paper jewelry-making, as well as given lectures on her work throughout the country.

Peach Blossom Spring, photo by Jaime Alvarez

The Peach Blossom Spring, 2015

The Peach Blossom Spring is a temporary public art project that consists of hundreds of handmade pinwheels mounted along the 1200 block of Pearl Street. In Chinese culture, the pinwheel is a symbol to turn one’s luck around; the more times it spins, the greater the magnitude of fortune. Printed on each of the pinwheels is a hand-drawn pattern, derived from “The Peach Blossom Spring,” a Chinese fable which comments upon ideas of change, possibility, and peace within discord. This project is on public view indefinitely, and block party participants will be welcomed to create their own pinwheels to add to the installation

Jacque Liu and Sarah Kate Burgess - Ballare 2

Ballare I & II

Jacque Liu & Sarah Kate Burgess
Ballare I & II, 2014 
Wood, paint, found objects, art objects
30.5” x 33.5” x 5”

In 2014, Liu created the series, Ballare, which was a shelving system which drew on his aesthetic and were populated with Burgess’ objects; an untraditional collaboration. For A More Perfect Union, Liu and Burgess populated the shelves intentionally to make comment and observation on their shared life, their mixed and beautiful culture, and building a home and family together.

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