Sarah May started weaving as a way to connect with her Indigenous roots.
Born in the United States after her family immigrated from El Salvador, she feels disconnected, having never set foot in her home country.
“I don’t know my people. I don’t know my language. I don’t know any of that stuff,” May said. “So that was why I started weaving; I felt a connection knowing that my ancestors in some way or another were weavers, were artists, and it was literally ingrained and woven into their lives.”
May’s shop, Cyanoweave, combines her cyanotype photography with her weaved mandala wall hangings, and it will be part of a holiday artist pop-up market at Finch Lane Gallery from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Salt Lake City.
Her cyanotypes look like watercolor paintings, with bright hues of blue contrasting with images in white, and often