Original Artwork by Dr. Sarah Boo
Dr. Boo has had a long time passion for the arts, and grew up playing classical piano with a love for all things Frederic Chopin. Upon completion of her doctorate, she found herself with extra time. After dozens of visits to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, she decided to “quietly” pursue painting. She jokes about being a “closet painter.” Her paintings gained attention when she started displaying them in her office. “I simply ran out of wall space at my home.”
Upon the encouragement of her community, Dr. Boo had several shows and had the good fortune of selling many of her paintings. She works on a large scale basis, using multi-media, and is totally self taught. She concentrates on painting people and has often commented on how she realized the contours of the mouth set the entire stage for the face. “I can find forgiveness with the eyes and nose, but the mouth is demanding in proportion to the rest of the face.”
“Dentistry is an art form on a much smaller scale. Not only must it function, but there is a demand for high esthetics, utilizing creativity and imagination.”
Dr. Boo’s work has been derived and influenced by extensive study of European post-impressionists, including Picasso, Gauguin, and the German Expressionist Max BGeckman. She has highlighted her biographical and technical research through curriculum offered at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the Guggenheim Museum (New York).