Margo Sawyer

Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color for Kosovo

At the core of Margo Sawyer’s artistic practice is the investigation of the relationship between space and transcendence; the places where the marriage of architecture and ritual creates transcendent qualities in time and existence that call us to the contemplation of life. The central actor in her work is color.

Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color for Kosovo:

These drawings were created at the start of the Covid -19 lockdown in mid-March, at the start of which Sawyer gifted herself a large box set of handmade soft pastels, a medium she had to re-acquaint herself with.  Her muse, Synchronicity of Color for Kosovo 2019, her recent creation: a monumental immersive architectural glass spiral sculpture, Synchronicity of Color for Kosovo, was commissioned by Art in Embassies – US State Department for the new United States Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo. The translucent colored spiral magically appears from the plaza of the Embassy and looks as if you are walking into a brilliant curtain of stained glass.  Synchronicity of Color for Kosovo plays with color, light, and sound, and stands 9′ tall with a diameter of roughly 17′ wide. It is composed of forty 9′ 6” by 1′ artistically treated float glass panels, each one hand painted to the artists specifications while working closely with the Mayer of Munich studio in Munich, Germany.

This January 2020, Sawyer installed a related work, Synchronicity of Color for Huntsville (working title) on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas for the Department of Art Building. There will be an unveiling later in 2020.

Margo Sawyer
Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color Kosovo, 2020

Pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Margo Sawyer
Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color Reflections, 2020

Pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Margo Sawyer
Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color From Afar, 2020

Pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Margo Sawyer
Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color Shadows, 2020

Pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Margo Sawyer
Dreaming of Weaving with Color, 2020

Woven pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Margo Sawyer
Color Dreams, Woven Dreams, 2020

Woven pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Margo Sawyer
Dreaming Color, 2020

Pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Margo Sawyer
Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color, 2020

Pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Margo Sawyer
Dreaming of Color - Synchronicity of Color, 2020

Pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Margo Sawyer
Color Dreams + Covid Summer, 2020

Pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches

Margo Sawyer
Dreaming of Color - Synchronicity of Color Dreams, 2020

Pastel on paper

30 x 22 inches