Artwork Name: Going Home, Sapelo Island
Artist: Sarah Volker
Artwork Description : 12” x 24” Oil on Canvas
Artist Statement : Riding on the Spell Ferry in December on a gray chilly foggy day I was struck by the burst of color from the bag in contrast to the quickly changing personality and population of the island. Hog Hammock’s numbers have been reduced to 30 full time residents from the original population dating back to the late 1800’s. All of the villages. throughout the island were moved to one location now referred to as Hog Hammock. As the geography of the island changes so do the residents who live there. It was good to see someone returning to the land that bore him.