Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Not that long ago, in World War II baby years, an artist named Sarah Lugg dominated the imaginations of aspiring collage makers and savers of small, meaningful and found objects. Her work was shown from the cover of Victoria magazine to the card racks of better stationery stores. There were books, calendars (more than one, I think), articles, prints. Now, in the age of way too much information, her whereabouts seem to be unknown.
Probably best known for her collaged shipping tags, a look at sample work demonstrates the influence she had on today's journalers and mixed media artists as found in the pages of multiple Stampington Publications.
I thought of Sarah's art the other day, had to call a friend to help me remember her name (I being the World War II baby) and hoped she was even now pursuing her passion with vigor, gusto. It seems not, but her books can still be found at Amazon and likely other places.
Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your beauty and vision with us and for any and all forms in which your art may still be appreciated.