Sarah Gilman is a Washington state-based artist and writer who focuses on the environment, natural history, science, and place.
In her writing, she seeks to illuminate the complicated ways people relate to landscapes and to other species. In her visual art, she's most interested in the cultivation of wonder, and the ways it might help more of us come to value and make space for wildness and for each other. Her current work is at the nexus of the two fields—a place where, she hopes, these themes can combine in immersive ways that foster empathy, respect for nuance over polarization, and a sense of awe for and accountability towards the world as it is—still huge and full of mystery and beauty, however threatened or diminished. Sarah paints and writes Terra Affirma, a quarterly column for YES! Magazine. Her illustrated essays and reported features have also appeared in The Atlantic, Audubon, Hakai Magazine, High Country News, and Smithsonian, among others. Her illustrated poems can be found on the regular at The Last Word on Nothing.
You can find Sarah’s prints at Methow Valley Goods on the TwispWorks campus.