I believe trees represent growth and strength, with roots to ground us in our traditions. I see birds in flight as symbols of freedom,

with the power of dreams and life renewed. Together, Roots + Wings create powerful images of inspiration and tools to heal the soul.

These images are a symbolic representation of emotional healing, from devastation through rejuvenation.

Roots+Wings - the full story

I have written a book including images and verse from my Roots+Wings collection in hopes that it may help someone else deal with their own struggle through difficult times.

The complete book of Roots+Wings is available to view and/or purchase online through Blurb Books.

Roots+Wings book by Sara Harley


I held my solo Roots + Wings exhibit at the Margaret Hennigar Public Library in February 2018.
Roots+Wings Exhibit by Sara Harley, Feb 2018

feedback from exhibit

"All stunning! Beautiful and moving text to accompany images."

"Very moving, heartfelt, touching, inspiring presentation. Fabulous artwork and compositions. Loved the words with each image."

"Wonderful, from her heart. Could help others to understand or give words to their struggles."

from the Roots+Wings series


free falling


of emotions

my world

is torn




your worries

into the wind

and the wings

of a dove

will carry them




wings beating in unison

we have the power

to create

the winds of change


My roots will ground me

as I reach for my dreams

With each new season,

I will blossom and grow

When ill winds blow,

I will bend but not break

I will nurture and protect

those who take shelter with me