I n t e r a c t i v e a r t
weaving ideas through participation ...
essence of my art work is interaction; many of my canvases are cut
& twisted, or woven and striking visual dynamics are apparent
while moving past. I often embed hidden text inside my works.
I am interested in what makes human life meaningful, and what
weaves us together.
In my solo exhibition, Spirituality in the Public Domain,
communities explored ideas, wrote prayers & blessings to create
a brighter future. The paintings became receptacles of positive
thought. I started with my own thoughts, hidden in painted layers
or scrawled on the back of the canvas, or on the stretchers.
twisted and woven canvases, (example below), are three dimensional
paintings that are best viewed while moving from side to side,
the most potent view from extreme left or right.
has been my full time work since 1987. I remain business partner
with friend, David Antony Clark, sound engineer. David moved with
our recording studio to Auckland. We continue adding to our catalogue
for our record company, Universal Children's Audio.
I focused on painting in 2004 for my first exhibition at Pataka
in 2005. In 2009 I began writing and performing songs as
Baby Boomer Girl. These new, adult-contemporary songs, currently
being recorded, are a dramatic genre-change from the early 'soft-styled'
albums I composed for the White Cloud label, shown on this site.
Kindergarten teaching was my first profession. I studied fine arts
in Otago, then left to study yoga and meditation (hence my Sanskrit
name). I've served on the Trust board of Virtues Project New
Zealand for many years, developing bilingual resources for New
Zealand and recording A Pace of Grace to accompany the book
of the same name by Canadian Author, Linda Kavelin Popov and endorsed
by the Dalai Lama.
My time of late has been taken up with settling in Levin, a small
country town, where my husband, Charles, and I have built a home
based on sustainalbe principals and surrounded by a newly established
organic garden. We also built an additional accomodation cottage,
The Bach at the Patch, which may be hired via Book-a-Bach.
Radha Sahar, The Patch, 45a Fairfield Rd, Levin, New Zealand
Tel: 027 539 9971 e-mail: