Sarah Kudirka


My recent drawings in ink on paper feature repeated organic shapes akin to the stones in a wall or the stitches in a loosely-woven fabric. About how we as people are the same but different and need to make room for one another. I first made drawings like this when I was trying to find a little space each day to make something and striving to find beauty in the constant repetition involved in caring for our young baby. In the context of Black Lives Matter, I have begun to think of them as being perhaps also about the everyday actions we can take to embody and further anti-racism.

Included here are my oil over instax sketches of cups, made with pencil through the wet paint. Earlier drawings (a few also shown) were more highly-worked finished images in pencil on heavy paper, often focused on furniture and decorative/domestic object motifs.



Tea cup

Coffee mug


Standing together, staying ourselves

Dropping stitches and catching on

No overlaps and no connections

Leave room for others to stand

We are all beautiful bubbles (and would pop without each other)

We’re all so special

Connected together (and respecting each other is better, way better)

Shapes and edges

Repetition Drawings

Furniture 2005, Drawings


Conference 1, 2005, Drawings

Conference 1

Architecture 2005

Architecture 2005