Portrait of an Artist: Sarah Yant
A 7th generation Texan landscape designer, Sarah Yant grew up on a ranch which has been in her family for 200 years. Her grandparents and great-grandparents were cattle ranchers and picked cotton on their spread in the blackland prairie of northeast Texas. Sarah’s mother was both an organic farmer and a designer.
With her long agricultural lineage it’s no surprise that Sarah found her way to gardening and landscape design with her company, Eden Garden Design, which specializes in xeric and native landscapes. What really grabbed Storyboard’s attention was Sarah’s unique perspective on the relationship between the natural and spiritual world, which has come in part from her extensive travels and education. Sarah has made it her personal mission to create healing spaces through her work. She’s just the kind of person that makes Austin such a wonderful place to live.
It was a great pleasure to sit down with Sarah to discuss her development and philosophy as an artist, and we hope you enjoy this video that highlights her life and work.