Sarah Hinds, Artist in Residence

Sarah Hinds is a glass artist and art teacher. She joined the Arts in Medicine team as a Visual Artist in Residence in 2017. She works with both children and adults in the hospital, and believes everyone regardless of age or experience has artistic talent.

Sarah has been working with hot glass for over twenty years. From her home studio furnace, she melts and hand blows nature-inspired glass filled with color. It is a constant discovery and delight. She shows her work in galleries and fine arts festivals, as well as doing public and private commissions.

She has a rich and varied teaching experience, teaching adult glass flame working classes, running a children’s art and adventure camp, and teaching elementary school art in the classroom.

Why Arts in Medicine?

Recently, Sarah’s nephew was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and a dear friend was diagnosed with ALS. Through both of their medical journeys, Sarah found herself facilitating art that was both meaningful and visually stunning, and it influenced her deeply.

When facing adversity, artmaking bolsters the spirit, quiets the mind, and provides a positive physical release. When engaged in art, the hours melt away. It is a gift to witness this creative process at UF Health.