Uhtceare. An Exploration in Greif
paintings by Sara Culpepper
Uhtceare is an Old English word that refers to anxiety experienced just before dawn. It describes that moment when you wake up too early and can't get back to sleep, no matter how tired you are, because you're worried about the day to come.
Since, my mother’s passing there have been a significant number of amazing musicians that have passed. My mother was a lover a music and of dance. I have direct connections with her through the songs of these musicians. I have narrowed the list down to ten influential songs by each of these artists. I then took single lines or lyrics from each song and that became the catalyst for the painting. The works are of memories and dreams I have had while laying between sleep and awake.