Pomona Arts: Sara Parent Ramos: Jumble, Bunch, Grow
Above Image: Sara Parent Ramos, From the series Genii Loci, The Ecology of Relations, Photo Credit: Stacy Keck
They outnumber us, predate us, and can have a large impact on our functioning. Over the past decade, new research has emerged shedding light on the influence of gut bacteria on our health, mood, behavior, and feelings.
Once dismissed as incidental, a flourishing microbiome has been linked to healthy brain development and disease resistance. Popular science writing about the microscopic world of human microbiota has ranged from the revealing to the hyperbolic and magical.
This exhibition explores the wonderful and terrifyingly elusive world thriving inside and outside us.
About the Artist:
Born in Washington, DC to Italian/Canadian parents, Sara Parent-Ramos’s work stems from her international background and her work experience in the field of psychology and education. Her current work explores the processes that influence human actions that are beyond conscious awareness. She sees a direct allegorical relationship between the scaffolded scenarios she creates and the biological and psychological processes that are the invisible scaffolding for human actions.
Parent-Ramos graduated from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has been the recipient of a Cite International des Arts, Paris Residency Fellowship and a Fulbright scholarship. She was chosen as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly in 2016 and was selected as an Emerging Artist by the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts in 2018. Most recently she has participated in exhibitions at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The San Angelo Museum of Art, the San Diego Art Institute and the Oceanside Museum of Art.