I hope that "Fragments of Persephone" will spur its audience to reconsider the power of myth as a contemporary force and the portrayal of the female body as a contemporary myth and where the two intersect; in other words, I hope to see the enjoyment of some damn fine yarns and more than a few vaginas (and all the creation the two can foster).
For me, writing and art have always been inextricably intertwined, so my work is highly narrative, and highly inspired by narratives, while simultaneously inviting the viewer to enter the images with their own stories in mind. I believe art, while capable of addressing complex and even uncomfortable themes, is also meant to be enjoyed, and that there's nothing wrong with fancying a piece simply for the interest of its visuals. I'm constantly inspired by mythology and folklore, as well as history and its endless strange interludes. My hope is that my pieces will inspire the viewer to become a participant in creation, encouraging them to develop their own stories based on the images they are presented with and thus creating a sort of living, evolving fairy tale out of otherwise static work.
Sabrina Barnett is an artist, writer and pug enthusiast based outside Winchester, Virginia. Barnett attended Hollins University, graduating with a degree in English (emphasis in creative writing), and considers her art an extension of the stories in her head. Sabrina is inspired by dreams, myth and the body, mysteries, mysticism and magicks of all sorts, the labor of death, and what comes after.