I am currently working on a series of prints and drawing studies exploring the implications (internal and external) of human activity on the environment/climate change. It is a work in progress, including a mix of solar, RISO, and relief printing.
As an artist, I use the mediums of drawing, printmaking, and book art to investigate themes universal to human nature, environmental issues, and sustainability. My work varies from project to project, gravitating between graphic arts, fine art, and hand-crafted pieces. My hands-on approach to the creative process pairs well with the flexibility inherent to printmaking and book art. The possibilities are limitless, allowing me to work on multiple levels simultaneously (sculptural, sequential, and visual), balancing historical aspects of craftsmanship with a contemporary viewpoint.
Sara Parkel is a visual artist. Her artwork includes original handmade prints, limited-edition books, sculptural book art, and collaborative print editions. In 1994 she started Filter Press to explore printmaking and artist books.
She has worked professionally as a printer, bookbinder, and designer. She was a letterpress instructor at The Center for Book Arts in NY for over ten years and was one of the founding group members of Booklyn Artists' Alliance, a book arts not-for-profit located in Brooklyn, NY.
Her work is held in several public and private collections, from the Walker Art Library in Minneapolis to the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among others.