Enjoy our interview with artist Brandi Sager. Her colorful and whimsical abstract works are up at Copper Star until Saturday, August 31. In addition to her original pieces, she also has prints in a variety of formats. Check them out here.
How did you get started as an artist?
When I was a child I would paint, write, and draw in every moment of free time. I would paint with my grandma who was a Bob Ross fan. And I have countless hours under my belt in landscapes. Although, happy little trees are nice, there was only so many I could paint and abstract became my love.
Tell me about your new business, Become the Sage.
Art became my way of releasing, finding freedom and expressing deep emotion. I became a massage therapist and holistic healer when I was seventeen and I co-own a successful wellness business. Without art as a medium, I would say, my healing journey and many others would be incomplete without it. It has been a lifelong dream to work with art as the forefront of what I do in the healing process, instead of a personal passion.
Become the Sage [offers] teachings and workshops that have been developed over the last 20 years of experience in the healing field. Our workshops include nature, creativity, self inquiry and sharing our power stories in community. I believe as we clear what is no longer serving us and we learn to express ourselves, we awaken into more deep and meaningful exchanges in life. To create is to know who you are at the deepest level, to let go is to live without fear.
What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I make and work with my own [holistic] medicine items including herbs and oils. I do this to ensure the quality, and the ethical and environmental impact.