BRAYER SARAH

Etching, aquatint, lithograph.Born 1957, Rochester, New York. Lived in Kyoto, Japan since 1980. Connecticut College;
Middlesex Polytechnic, London; studied with master printmaker Kathy Carracio.

Permanent Collections: British Museum, the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, Portland Art Institute, University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Newark Public Library, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, US State Department in Washington, American Embassy in Tokyo, University Hospitals, Cleveland, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, and several corporate collections.

Brayer’s early prints in Japan were controlled and detailed observations of her surroundings, mainly black and white etchings and aquatints. The study of woodblock printing, however, led her to experiment with gradations of colour. In 1985 Brayer started taking washi, Japanese paper, and collaging it on top of her watercolours, incorporating washi as an integral part of her design. The first prints of this kind went through about twenty proofings, with different combinations of papers and inks. Her latest prints have a spontaneous sense of fluidity and freedom, achieved by pouring hot acid onto a printing plate. The resultant works are flowing combinations of aquatint, chine colle and hand-colouring on hand-made, indigo-dyed paper.

BRAYER SARAH: Spring Bath
Title: Spring Bath
Date: 2013
Medium: Aquatint on hand-made washi
Edition: 22
Image size: 78 x 93cm
BRAYER SARAH: Amaterasu (Sun Goddess)
Title: Amaterasu (Sun Goddess)
Date: 2010
Medium: Aquatint on hand-made washi
Edition: 25
Image size: 69 x 90cm
BRAYER SARAH: Moon Archer
Title: Moon Archer
Date: 2013
Medium: Luminescent washi paper work
Edition:
Image size: 66 x 84cm
BRAYER SARAH: Luminous Winter Moon
Title: Luminous Winter Moon
Date: 2015
Medium: Luminescent washi paper work
Edition:
Image size: 99 x 46cm
BRAYER SARAH: Kyoto Monk
Title: Kyoto Monk
Date: 2005
Medium: Watercolour, washi collage, printed elements
Edition:
Image size: 79 x 36cm
BRAYER SARAH: Aquarius
Title: Aquarius
Date: 2001
Medium: Aquatint
Edition: 50
Image size: 91 x 43cm framed
BRAYER SARAH: Moon Dance
Title: Moon Dance
Date: 2015
Medium: Poured mulberry paperwork with tengu washi, silk and pigment
Edition:
Image size: 102 x 120cm framed
BRAYER SARAH: Dayglow
Title: Dayglow
Date: 1984
Medium: Aquatint
Edition:
Image size: 126 x 96cm framed
BRAYER SARAH: Light Holder
Title: Light Holder
Date: 2005
Medium: Poured linen paperwork
Edition:
Image size: 95 x 75cm framed
BRAYER SARAH: Clouds Converse
Title: Clouds Converse
Date: 2010
Medium: Poured paperwork with phosphorescent pigment
Edition:
Image size: 63 x 100cm