Saren Dobkins "Staying Afloat in Turbulent Times"


During her painting career which spans over 30 years, Saren has been committed to exploring an oeuvre that explores human dilemmas, interactions and desires. She has traveled extensively all her life, having lived in Zambia, Scotland, Israel and Australia which has given her an open, curious and empathetic perspective that is reflected in her work.

Staying Afloat in Turbulent Times Oil on canvas, 91 x 91cm The small boat carries her along the slipstream of life, doing her best to stay afloat. It can feel like one is constantly bailing with a holey bucket, while searching for dry land, . This work expresses how it feels to navigate the world, traversing the juncture between longing and belonging. Her awareness of our current challenging times which include climate, economics, politics and relationships, also offers hope in how resourceful we are.


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