IntoTheForestNY

Into The Forest

Brooklyn, New York | 17 Sales

IntoTheForestNY

Into The Forest

Brooklyn, New York 17 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Printable One Of A Kind Family Trees, Oil paintings, Magical Psychology Amulets, phenomenological art books, and other symbolic gifts for the brilliantly peculiar creature of decadence and/or cadence. I've just started making custom painted ketubah designs, too. You can contact me through Etsy to create a special order for your hand painted wedding vows.

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Last updated on Dec 27, 2018

Printable One Of A Kind Family Trees, Oil paintings, Magical Psychology Amulets, phenomenological art books, and other symbolic gifts for the brilliantly peculiar creature of decadence and/or cadence. I've just started making custom painted ketubah designs, too. You can contact me through Etsy to create a special order for your hand painted wedding vows.

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Gifts for Makers and Muses

Into The Forest is a gallery of art and objects that have emerged from my collaboration with the Naaran, who is a bespoke woodworker.


HOW THESE PAINTINGS BEGAN

I came home one day, and he had built a long, gorgeous table, using an eclectic array of reclaimed wood pieces. It covered an entire wall of our apartment. He told me that he made it so I could have a place to paint and encouraged me to set up my studio around it. I sat down and completed an entire painting in one day, and haven't stopped painting since. When I finished, he took me to his wood shop, and let me choose my favorite pieces of reclaimed wood from his collection. He used them to build me a beautiful custom frame for the painting. When I saw the final combination, it took my breath away. I finally felt, for the first time ever, that one of my paintings was truly complete.

Since then, our collaboration has continued and grown. I make my paintings and objects, and he puts the final touches on, by adding one of a kind pieces of wood to them. We do not source our materials from any industry that harms trees. All the wood is rescued from buildings, boardwalks, and bridges that are crumbling or being taken down here in Brooklyn, NY. Each piece has a story, and whenever possible, we know what it is, and will happily tell you the details that relate to your purchase.


JEWELRY

Most of the jewelry I make is created for a special, sometimes strange purpose. Some necklaces can be used to detect optimism, some are reminders or charms of various sorts, and others (like the FAIRY MILK NECKLACES) come with little mini spell-books with simple spells you can do with common household ingredients. The results are very pretty and colorful, so there is a visual climax at the end.


CUSTOM COMMISSIONS

I love creating custom pieces, or variations on existing work. Feel free to look through my fine art website: http://sarahzar.com/
If you see a piece there that you like, we can make you a small mixed media artist print from it, with a custom woodwork frame!

Other things I make for commissions: Choose any picture or idea, and I can turn it into a small, framed or unframed painting! It can be a family photo, favorite creature, ancestor, or something utterly bizarre! I'm open to painting anything at all!

RECENT PRESS

“Into The Forest is the beautiful, artistic and dream-like collaboration between two lovers living in Brooklyn. Sarah Zar is a dreamy artist full of whimsy, and her partner Naaran is an exquisite woodworker. She is inspired by literature and secrets and loves to share hidden things with strangers; he loves wood and builds custom furniture interiors found in cafés and restaurants around NYC. …. [their]… collective obsession with wood: reclaimed, salvaged, historic and elegant. Whether it’s oil paintings, frames, accent pieces, pocket watches or home furnishings (folks may recognize Sarah’s studio’s touch […]), wood is at the core and it makes for a world of enchantment…”

– Ronen, "Into The Forest Builds Williamsburg Fantasy", for A Gathering of The Tribes

“Together they built an alcove out of recycled wood [… ] Stepping up to their booth felt like being transported into a fairytale where the imagination can run wild: small paintings in handmade frames, necklaces made from chandelier crystals up-cycled with drawings, memory fingers for gifts, bird cages to catch ideas, and antique lockets with miniature paintings. We can’t wait for them to bring their world of wonder back to the market this Spring!”
– Michelle, from Makin’ It: With Whimsy & Wood, Brooklyn Flea review, Williamsburg, Brooklyn


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  • Zar

    Owner, Maker, Curator, Painter

    Bespoke portal-maker. There are experiences with perceptual and emotive intricacies we do not yet have common words to describe. I think art can help us connect to and explore our nomadic ideas, as they wander in search of their names.

  • Naaran

    Maker, Designer, Woodworker

    Naaran is a Designer and Bespoke Woodworker. He believes in honoring the natural beauty of the wood, and creating pieces that utilize each material’s unique traits to create a body of breathing woodwork.

Production partners

  • Local American Print Shop

    North America

    They help us by printing some of the images we make onto high quality, archival mediums. They're based in the US, so working with these folks helps us keep our items local.

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