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A conversation: How this artist is finding new inspiration

Posted at 11:27 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 23:27:25-04

PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn — Sara Erenthal sees art wherever she goes, and now, the pandemic offers inspiration.

The Brooklyn-based, multi-disciplinary, self-taught artist focuses on themes of displacement, survival, and liberation.

Outside her studio and gallery work, Erenthal is known for painting on discarded objects in the streets. Her iconic self-portrait can be found on mirrors, discarded televisions and doors.

Recently she created a piece that seeks conversation — from six feet away, of course. She can often be found in Prospect Park.

“I live alone. In-person conversation is one thing I miss the most,” she said.

In an appropriately-spaced conversation with PIX11 News reporter Greg Mocker, she said she got the idea from a talk with a woman who said she was the first person to speak with her in a month and a half.