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Sage Vaughn was born in Jackson, Oregon.
His paintings are a response to Vaughn’s questions about the human condition, the challenge of being in the world. The birds and insects he depicts are affirmations of life, and intended to remind us of our own strategies for survival in the modern world.
Although invisible at first glance, the birds are decorated with gang tattoos and codes. Vaughn proposes that the human need for recognition and influence is what links violence in the streets to our collective conscience.
His work has been exhibited in solo shows in California and New York, as well as in group shows in Europe.