FreeFall Laser, located in the culturally rich Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, is the only fine art laser cutting studio offering premium, custom laser-cutting to artists and artisans. Through a collaborative, cross-disciplinary process, I help artists find new and innovative ways of incorporating laser cutting into their studio practice. I also help designers create high-end, innovative works, and business owners express their brand personality through original signage, wall art, and more.
FreeFall Laser was born when I left the safety and security of a successful academic career and jumped, without a parachute, off the proverbial cliff to start my own business. As a practicing artist with years of experience in bridging technology and the artistry of the hand, I wanted to offer premium laser-cutting services to artists, artisans, and creative thinkers seeking to push the boundaries of their work. I use a state-of-the-art CO2 laser cutter to precision cut and engrave wood, paper, acrylic, fabric, and much more, up to 1/4 inch thick, to make your unique vision a reality.
I feel most rewarded when helping artists, designers, and business owners like you visually articulate your original ideas. For me, the question isn’t simply, “What do you want to create?” but “How can I spark an idea that will help you think more creatively?”
I work with clients across the United States, but if you’d like collaborate with me in person in my North Adams studio—close to MASS MoCA and a wide variety of other Berkshires cultural attractions, and less than three hours’ drive from New York City or Boston — get in touch today.
Sarah’s unique perspective was cultivated early through a close relationship with her grandmother, whose artist parents instilled in her an appreciation for the subtleties of the natural world. Sarah attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she studied painting and earned her MFA. In an unexpected turn of events, Sarah took a position as the printmaking studio manager at Bennington College, and credits this with her shift in focus from painting to printmaking. She discovered that the physical engagement and the dialogue between process and technology inherent in printmaking grounded her creative process and sparked her appetite for exploring the “What if?” mind.
For Sarah, art is a mindful, almost meditative experience. By combining her printmaking expertise with laser engraving and laser cutting, she is able to integrate the handmade nature of printmaking with digital technology and create expanded art forms.
As an artist in residence, Sarah has been able to pursue her love of travel by working in Germany, Scotland, England, Switzerland, and Belgium. Her work has appeared in solo exhibitions in New England and Germany, and in group exhibitions in New York, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden, as well as in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at international and national conferences.