Hi, my name is Sarah Shaw. I’m an artist and educator. After basing my artwork on maps for years, I began writing and drawing here in November 2011, using the internet as an alternative space to combine my passions for writing, art and photography. I mainly write about life as an expat in South Korea and Colombia, as well as language learning, travel, art & design, literature, and creativity. I also visually narrate my experiences through comics, travel sketches, illustrations and collages. (Check out my portfolio.)
I’m originally from Southern Maine. I graduated from Pratt Institute in 2010, with a BFA in Art and Design Education, a concentration in Painting, and a minor in Art History. During my third year, I spent a semester abroad in Seoul, studying Fine Arts at the Korea National University of Arts. From 2011 to 2013, I returned to Korea to teach English at a primary school and study Korean at a Buddhist University in the countryside. Most recently, I was a Peace Corps volunteer on the coast of Colombia.
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-Text and photography by Sarah Shaw @ www.mappingwords.com. All rights reserved.