I have always enjoyed working with real objects and straight photography, and I have been a “collector” of things since I was a little girl (I even had a collection of pencil points at one time). Through my collages, I try to find new uses and ways to express the meaning for objects that might seem out of place in today’s digital, computerized world. My photo images express the love, respect and wonder of nature. Something I feel we don't appreciate enough and may someday feel a loss of what we once had.
My interest and passion for art in all its forms started early. Some of my earliest childhood memories are from quietly creeping into my father’s studio to watch him paint, and the smell of oil paints and turpentine on his clothes as he would come down for lunch or supper. I also have fond memories of my mother in her weaving studio, where I would often help by winding a warp or stuffing pillows for 25-cents apiece. I believe these are reasons art calms me and makes me feel at home, no matter where I happen to be.
My work has been featured on the front cover of magazines in Mexico City, Mexico as well as school publications in Singapore. I have shown my collages in group exhibitions in Singapore and my photographs in local businesses throughout Houston, Texas. My work can be found on my website, sarah-elgin-talley.com and at The DaVinci Artists Gallery, Tomball, TX.
Currently I along with my husband, two children, and various four legged family members live in the Greater Houston Area, Texas, USA.