Relief consists of two separate bodies of work, drawings and wall sculptures created in the city of St. Louis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The drawings are the product of a couple of hours spent daily by the artist in the very early morning over the past seven months. This regular practice over the pandemic months was an antidote to the stress of the uncertain times – a tangible relief. The second body of work is a group of cast low-relief wall sculptures taken from sites discovered by the artist during walks with family. Some of her discoveries revealed the absence of what had once been there, while others reflected how time, use and the elements had changed something that was once whole.
Sarah Frost received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She has also received numerous awards and grants, including the Great Rivers Biennial grant in 2009.