"Sarah Ciampa stopped by mid-morning to deliver her piece, 'Nautilus in Ziploc Bag,' an example of the super-realistic work she’s been creating for the past six years, focusing on the juxtaposition between the natural and material world.
'I’ve been on beaches a lot this summer, and I’ve noticed so much plastic everywhere,' Ciampa said.
'That’s what gave me the idea to use the symbolism of taking the ocean and encasing it in plastic.'
Ciampa’s work has been displayed throughout the country, and she’s represented by the Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle, but she still rues the closing of the Jacobs Gallery and its impact on local artists.
'Every gallery is important,' she said. 'I do hope that government, businesses and artists can come together to make it financially possible to sustain art and artists in this community.' "