I have been taking self-portraits as my primary form of artistic expression since 2006. The exploration of identity as a woman entering middle age has emerged as a persistent theme in my work, most expressively with my self-portraits in abandoned places.
These two pieces are part of a series created using blueprints transfer-printed onto the wood as an undercoat, followed by a transfer print of a self-portrait photo on top. I love the visual of the blueprint image showing through my figure, as if representing our coded DNA.
Sarah R. Bloom is an artist and photographer working in the Philadelphia region. Her photos have been featured in The Daily Mail, Philadelphia Magazine and The Huffington Post. Philadelphia Magazine named her Best Visual Artist in their 2015 Best of Philly Issue. In October 2015, Instagram flew her out to L.A. to take part in a pop-up art exhibit celebrating inspiring women and was featured in The Huffington Post's “28 Badass Women to Follow on Instagram.” Sarah is the Philadelphia Chapter Women's Caucus for Art President and a current member of InLiquid, Da Vinci Art Alliance, and The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.