My name is Sarah and I am an artist who is originally from North Dakota. Growing up in a rural area has made me the person I am today and has certainly left a lasting impression on me. The abandoned houses that mark the rural landscape serve as both reminders of the past and the present reality of rural areas. Through painting, I strive to reawaken memories defined by the rural landscape. With the use of a palette knife I create texture that depicts decay and obscures the subject matter.