Sarah from Rustic Relics
has described her work as Outsider Art
. Though that is an apt description it is an incomplete one. Outsider art which was most often made by amateurs outside of the artistic community tended to be extremely rough and folksy in nature. Her work, especially her jewelry, shows a high degree of craft to them which will easily be overlooked. There is a roughness to her work, but it no where near overshadows the softer feminine side of her work. Is her work outsider art? Absolutely. Do not stop there, it is the next logical step for the people outside of the artistic community. It is the artistic instinct which sadly goes unnoticed because of its raw nature. It lacks the flash and celebrity that sometimes can be associated with an artist attempting to do something new, but is in fact just re-hashing old ideas. Sarah's work instead took these mediums as her own.