Sara L. Press
Sara L. Press is a book artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She employs diverse media in her work including photography, writing, painting, drawing, and printmaking. At Kala she explored the interconnectedness of documentation & creativity, (or perhaps Fact vs. Fiction), exemplified by a peculiar relationship between photography and painting. Her paintings are based on spirit photographs from the early 1900’s. During her residency she experimented with re-photographing the paintings using selective focus and other subjective photographic techniques. The completed book consists of conceptual layers of photography/painting, and layers of reality/fiction.