Sara Hopkins is an artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia in 2004. She has studied photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and is currently finishing her thesis as a MFA candidate at Georgia State University.
"A primary focus on land and its relationship to us and to consciousness, has come from an experience where I was at a moment of loss and darkness, where I had no home and no belongings. I felt as if I was nowhere, and I had no purpose - my existence had no meaning. I had been stripped of my selfhood, and I had to rearrange and reconstruct a new self. From that instability, from a place of no place, I came to understand the significance of land, not only to our physical being, but critical to the function and understanding of how we shape our sight and beliefs, the internal and external spaces we create, and the places we seem to occupy."