The underlying theme to all of Sarah Ruehmann’s work is “decay as the natural state of all things”. She believes it is the prevailing agent of change in all the cycles taking place around and inside us daily. A Busy Mind reflects her need to constantly gather and create images and objects that depict moments that can never be exactly the same again. A common theme is The juxtaposition of plants and flowers at their "prime," paired with animals that have moved on. A recent transplant to St. Petersburg from Minneapolis, Sara studied fine art, textiles, technical theater/ stagecraft, metalsmithing, and stained glass across the country. She has worked as a tattoo artist for the past 23 years. Pieces included in the exhibition are watercolor pencil on paper, Tiffany method stained glass, origami and one wooden/ mixed media automaton, proof that a single style or medium is never enough. Acoustic music for the opening reception will be provided by husband, singer/songwriter Leon Barickman. The show will be on view through July 14.