Internationally acclaimed Austin-based artist, Margo Sawyer created a site-specific installation which evolved out of her research on sacred spaces in architecture and garden design. Transformation represented a further development of a body of work she began to exhibit in Japan and had continued to pursue since her return.
Ms. Sawyer had recently completed a 15-month Fulbright fellowship in Kyoto, Japan, where she conducted research on aesthetic structures in Japanese Garden Design. Previous research and travels in India also continued to influence the form and content of Ms. Sawyer’s magnificent works in which geometric structure, resonant color, and complex spatial arrangements were used to transform the gallery into meditative and often devotional spaces. Recent site-specific projects had included “Elysian Fields”, exhibited at Sagacho Exhibit Space in Tokyo (1996), “Presence and Absence” and “Blue” exhibited at The Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX (1998) and “GoldRoom” exhibited at “Tidbit” gallery in Portland, Oregon. (1998).