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Sara VanDerBeek is an interdisciplinary artist best known for her semi-abstract photographs which are based primarily on sculptural forms made by the artist herself. In the past, Sara has created sculptures using pictures from sources ranging from art history books to newspapers. The sole purpose of the sculptures is so that they can be photographed in her studio. After this has occurred, they are immediately dismantled, and the photographs that she has taken provide the only remaining evidence that they ever existed. From memory-inspired assemblages in Collaging Memories to an experiment in casting for Expression Through the Face, Gesture Through the Hand, Sara led YI artists through an exploration of material and memory and the ways in which the past can inform the present.