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Artist ID: 2459

My studio practice is often inspired from places and objects found along my travels and everyday life. I am inspired to combine the female form with the articles I find in secondhand books and magazines. My fondest memories as a child included my mother and I spending hours at the local charity shops searching for things that we didn’t know we were searching for. Here, I discovered a love for repurposing and recontextualizing found treasure. The found collage materials act as a counterpart to the controlled aspects of my creative process. By using a permanent medium such as markers to illustrate the figures in my work, my creative process emphasizes the importance of control—creating every mark with purpose and intention. I believe intentionality is one of the most important aspects of my work as an artist. I like to suspend the figures upon a flat, vibrant colored background as if it’s a fleeting memory. Like me, the women in my work are marveling at where their curiosity has led them.

Sierra Kazin is an American mixed media artist whose passion is combining figural work with photo collage. She is currently living and working in Atlanta, Georgia and received her BFA degree from the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University. Kazin’s work ties the visual elements of various cultures, symbols, and art historical references to highly detailed figure drawings using primarily marker and inks. Her work balances grayscale with color and integrates articles of collage throughout. She has exhibited throughout Georgia most recently at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.

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