Artwork by Sara Parrilli
Sara Parrilli is an artist and Waldorf Arts teacher at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School. The watercolor paintings in this show are the result of years of pedagogical work, developing painting exercises within the Waldorf curriculum. Painting in this way is a means of entering more deeply into the qualitative realm, allowing the colors to speak to us through feeling. Taking the time to enter into this process is essential for developing a relationship with the subject at hand. The finished work often varies from the actual exercises given to children and each painting is painted many times until the right process is discovered. The pieces are then developed beyond the extent of the exercises in order for them to stand alone as a work of art. All of the paintings in the show are available for purchase, and you can see more of Sara’s work at her website.