Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings
by Sarah Washburn

The Disguised Cicada

Painted and finely decorated cicada shells bring a unique story to each piece of art by artist, Sarah Washburn. Through cast away cicada shells found on trees in early August and other found objects, Sarah connects the mystery of costume with nature's treasures.

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Detail and examples of 8x8" and 12x12" cherry wood mounted cicadas behind plexiglass.

Disguised Cicada

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For more information about publication, sales, commissions, and exhibiting, contact Sarah.

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2016, October Auditing online course,, NewcastleX: NHI101x Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101
2016, June - Present London Visual Arts Guild, London, OH, Weekly Open Studio participant
2016, June Ohio State University, Museum of Biological Diversity, with 4H Summer Camp, Columbus, OH, 3-hour session on Drawing and Painting an Anatomically Correct Insect for 9-12 year olds.
2015, October Completed 30-day Twitter challenge to draw with ink every day and post with the hashtag #inktober2015
2014, May Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main, Columbus, OH, Solo Exhibit
2014, March State of Ohio Library, Columbus, OH, Group Exhibit
         "Parallel Arts" with The National League of American Pen Women, Central Ohio Branch
2013, April Groveport Town Hall, Solo Exhibit
2010, September Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Loft Gallery, Solo Exhibit