IntoTheForestNY

Strange / beautiful drawings, paintings & gallery walls

Rochester, New York On Etsy since 2012

IntoTheForestNY

Strange / beautiful drawings, paintings & gallery walls

Rochester, New York | 51 Sales

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Announcement    Original drawings and Oil paintings, phenomenological artwork, and other symbolic gifts for the brilliantly peculiar creature of decadence and/or cadence. Custom everything available. Contact me for requests, including printable files, Gocke prints, and prints on canvas of your favorite pieces!

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Last updated on Jul 14, 2020

Original drawings and Oil paintings, phenomenological artwork, and other symbolic gifts for the brilliantly peculiar creature of decadence and/or cadence. Custom everything available. Contact me for requests, including printable files, Gocke prints, and prints on canvas of your favorite pieces!

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About IntoTheForestNY

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On Etsy since 2012

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ORIGINAL FINE ART & CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I create personalized artwork and custom wedding vow heirlooms for patrons from every walk of life. If you want to give someone a truly special gift, I can help you come up with an idea that will incorporate images with special meaning to make it a deeply personal work of art. Feel free to look through my fine art website: http://sarahzar.com/ or my wedding vows portfolio at https://www.etsy.com/shop/BelovedKetubah for inspiration.

Other things I make for commissions: Choose any picture or idea. No idea is too difficult. It can be a family photo, a painting of your family home or a landscape with special significance, your favorite creature, ancestor, a Harry Potter-style family tree, or something utterly bizarre! I love a good challenge. Even if you don't know exactly what you want, contact me and I can help you figure out something really unique, then create a special Etsy listing just for you:
Sarah [at] artsterminal.com

I also have a new Etsy shop for instant download family tree image files: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HouseElvesAnonymous

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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, birdcages 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

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 woodshop, and let me choose my favorite pieces of reclaimed wood from his collection. He used them to build 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. 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.

Since those early days, our collaboration has continued and grown.  In the last two years, we began the biggest project of our lives.  We were offered an abandoned 30-meter long farm building overseas in the village where he grew up.  The two of us rebuilt the entire structure together with only four hands in a year and a half.  Now our studio complex is now complete, and this is where we create most of the work you see here.  Our place contains a woodshop, drawing/painting studio, gallery space, music studio, design office, and library.  Now we work on the side of a mountain, surrounded by nature and birdsong.

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.

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Shop members

  • 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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Last updated on Dec 13, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Some of your items are shipped from NY and some are shipped from the Galilee. Why?

I'm an international artist, going between New York and the studio my partner and I built for ourselves on a mountain in the Upper Galilee. Custom orders ship from wherever I'm currently painting. It doesn't fit neatly in a box, but we artists like to travel! I'm often moving between Williamsburg (Brooklyn), Troy, the Upper Galilee, Rochester, and the Athens/Hudson region. I ship from wherever we have the artwork at the moment.

Custom and personalized orders

I really want to make sure that anyone with the desire to own an original work of art can get something within their budget!

BUDGET FRIENDLY OPTIONS
Unstretched/unframed acrylic paintings are priced by the square inch. If you want to commission a really big custom piece, or you saw an oil painting of mine that you love but can't afford, you can order a variation on that piece with this less expensive material. Let me know what size or price range you're looking for, and I'll help you adjust the scale and medium so it fits your budget.

DRAWINGS AND OIL PAINTINGS
If you saw a drawing on my website (sarahzar.com) but it isn't listed on my Etsy shop, it's either in a gallery already or sold. Variations are available upon request.