sinistersister
artwork by sara dread

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Thank you for checking out my work!

Here’s a little bit about me:

I grew up a child of the 80’s in Portland, Oregon. My first love, my escape, my roadmap to myself started in the margins of my gradeschool homework assignments. I’ve felt a near-compulsive need to decorate, adorn, and/or embellish everything in my near vicinity for as long as I can remember. If you made a list of all the things you might imagine a Pacific Northwest kid who came of age just in time for Ten and Nevermind would be into, I would probably check most of those boxes. I’m still listening to grunge, I’m still watching the X-Files, I totally eat granola, and I definitely believe in things unseen.

My inspiration comes largely from the nature around me. In 2010 I found myself trying to recover from a serious medical condition, and in a last-ditch effort to save my own life, I made the decision to move to southeast Alaska. I quickly found myself thriving there in a lifestyle so much closer to nature than the city life I was used to, and now one could say I’m addicted. I can’t imagine being happy without trees, water, and mountains everywhere I look. I have recently moved back to Oregon, to a little witch-hut in coastal Squatch country, and am feeling a renewed sense of wonder at this strange experience we call life.

Things that occupy my brainspace include: all things extra-, super-, and para-normal, all manner of high strangeness, how perception and language shape our concept of reality, manifestation, CHAOS Magick, Sigil Magick and the Old Ways, and how to be a better steward of the experience I have been granted here.

I collect skulls and bones and animal parts, strange pieces of driftwood, rocks, and things that smell good.

When I’m not creating in the studio, I’ll be in the field with my hands in the dirt, in the kitchen making a plant-based feast, or on the bank of the river, searching for the treasures that float my way. There are three things that I will always have with me: my camera, a snack, and my trusty sidekick, Wiggaby B. Bubba Pickledog.

Believe in Yourself,

Sara Dread

Top row: Pickle sleepin’ on my bed, sittin’ pretty on our favorite trail near our Alaska home, and us bonehunting on the Trask River at our Oregon home. Bottom row: Us on a day-hike on the K’esugi Ridge Trail in southeast Alaska, me on the Trask, and Pickle standing on top of the woodshed, having climbed up the snow berm at our house in Talkeetna, Alaska.

Top row: Pickle sleepin’ on my bed, sittin’ pretty on our favorite trail near our Alaska home, and us bonehunting on the Trask River at our Oregon home. Bottom row: Us on a day-hike on the K’esugi Ridge Trail in southeast Alaska, me on the Trask, and Pickle standing on top of the woodshed, having climbed up the snow berm at our house in Talkeetna, Alaska.

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