The new year is a time for reflection, new beginnings, and change. "Dear New Year" highlights wishes for the new year, collected from community members. Each window in this piece contains a calligraphed wish, and every wish is, in turn, a window into someone else's perspective. Coming from a year of socially distancing, we are reminded that we are all united in our hope for good things to come.
Sara Wilkes is a Bothell-based calligrapher and hand lettering artist, who loves working with words that inspire her. With color and whimsy, she creatively transforms those words into encouraging art. She loves learning new skills, and keeps her practice fresh with challenges and projects. She has thoroughly enjoyed being the caretaker of your wishes, and hopes they all come true!