FRAMED Lightning Woman print, square home decor, feminist archetypal artwork, magical surreal gift, beautiful powerful woman art red lady

FRAMED Lightning Woman print, square home decor, feminist archetypal artwork, magical surreal gift, beautiful powerful woman art red lady



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  • Materials: Alder frame, Matte Paper, Acrylite, The strangest experience of my life, Hanging Hardware Included

"Lady In Red With Lightning"

Make a statement in any room with this framed Lady In Red With Lightning print, printed on thick, durable, matte paper. The matte black frame is made of wood from renewable forests.

• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Black .75” thick frame
• Acrylite front protector
• Lightweight
• Hanging hardware included
• If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!


✵The original oil painting that this framed poster is based on has a very special history. Read on to learn about the inspiration for this piece...✵

It was well after the witching hour, and many moons ago when I was driving home from my painting studio in Albany, New York, to the city of Troy. The roads were an empty, slick asphaltum black that darkened as it began to rain. My chariot and I were driving through water deep enough to have its own current (pardon the pun) when the lightning struck and electrocuted the road-river right next to me. It is a missing moment. I became aware of what had happened when I heard the sound receding and my eyes recovered from the glare. Somehow, I continued driving, but I was not properly inhabiting my flesh. There was a new awareness of the spaces where liquid flows inside my form and the zapping, electrified wetness between my teeth and bones. In that way, I was peripherally connected to my body, but my entire consciousness seemed to be operating from completely outside of my skin. In the same way that you probably feel your consciousness originates from somewhere inside your head, mine was suddenly located far out in the night sky. Boundaries disappeared. The sky became my seat of perception, and stars filled my body. I could sense where the next lightning would strike as if from within my long arm. Somehow I made it safely home, and eventually returned to my skin, but this sensation of disintegration and unification worked its transformative magic upon me. I’ve been constantly inspired ever since. This is why I call my studio Lightning Hall.

A few days after it all happened, I was driving back from a visit to my uncles in Athens, when I had a peculiar inkling that something was off with the car. I continued ‘roading’ over the hills, and suddenly found a mechanic’s garage, which appeared on the horizon like a Homeric vision. I asked the man to see if the car was okay. I had a bad feeling about it. The mechanic hoisted the car up for inspection and there was a great ship-hull shuddering sound right before the entire bottom of the car fell to the ground. The thing had completely oxidized and was dripping rust. He said if I’d continued past him on that hill, the brake line and all would have dropped out and I wouldn’t have been able to stop. Being indirectly struck by lightning had seemed so impossible, like a dream. It only occurred to me years later that the car had absorbed most of the shock and I probably should have had it looked at afterward. But those particular days were often so unbelievable, and full of the experiential magic, that at some point I began to treat reality as symbolic streams of consciousness, including the dangers and difficulties. Even as it was happening, it felt more like an adventure than real life. So heed me, all you mysterious creatures wandering the nomadic and interstitial realms. Though others may not believe your history, don’t let their lack of wild living prevent you from believing in yourself enough to take care of your body and many chariots. Whatever IT was, nobody had to see it for it to impact you. Take care of your You. You deserve that much, whether anyone’s looking, or not.

Have you ever doubted your own experiences until some physical evidence appeared? Tell me about it on Instagram, where you can see what’s created in Lightning Hall before the rest of the world, and get first dibs on new work: @sarahzarstudio


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This artwork was handmade by the interdisciplinary artist S. Zar. She has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, including shows at Denise Bibro Fine Art/ Platform Gallery in NYC, Pratt Institute, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, the Chautauqua Institution, Sideshow Gallery, BLAM, and Stephen Romano Gallery. Zar had her first international solo exhibition at Afterhours Projects in Toronto, Canada, in 2013. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including The Roanne Kulakoff Award for Painting and the Bradley Smith Award for Sculpture. Recent publications include IPMM and Apex Magazine. Her first art book, Riddled With Spots, was recently published by A. Keck Press and is available in the curated, 2nd-floor bookstore at the Museum of Modern Art, in Manhattan.


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Michelle Jun 26, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I came across this painting, The Lightning Woman, while looking for art that could encapsulate a childhood memory, and I instantly fell in love with it. After I asked my goddess for a sign if I should get it, an unexpected and fierce lightning storm swept over my town. When I told the artist, Sarah, about this, she and I ended up having some truly deep and wonderful conversations about the strangeness of life, art, and female empowerment. The print is gorgeous, and having a piece of art made by such an articulate, insightful, and interesting artist makes it mean even more to me. Sarah's other work on her website is also quite amazing. By getting this print, I feel that I have brought something magical into my house.

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Daniel Jun 30, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Saw the painting on line when Sara Zar first posted it. loved it to moment I saw it, and my spouse agreed. The print we have has a realistic look to it. It draws you into the elements: face shape to wine glass shape with the water forming a waterfall. A great composition around my favorite element: water. Even better that it was painted a week before hurricane Sandy hit NYC; a very sad for NY, but it inspired this as a means of containing the water with hope of better times ahead.

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Katrina T Jan 29, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Love, love, love the genealogy tree that the seller was able to customize for me. Speedy turnaround and fantastic image. Will definitely keep her in mind for any future custom projects in this style of artwork. Beautiful and great quality!

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Natalie Costa Jul 31, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

She went out of her way to customize the necklace I bought and worked with me!

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