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Sarah McCartney Artist

Cornish artist living and working in Falmouth

 

I collect and make stories about my encounters with non-human life in sea, land and air. I celebrate, mourn, and bring attention to those I meet. I am witness to the moment I am in and believe that even though my efforts seem small, I bring something new to the world by reciprocating the gifts I have been given. 

This then is the work, a continuous journey. Paper, specimen and word. Sometimes it is enough to leave these fragments in sketchbooks and drawers. A drawing in a sketchbook may be full of energy and life, the little resin in my hand may be a beautiful object. But the whole story can be hard to see. 
My task is to curate the fragments and make song with all the seeing. Everything is connected. 

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drawing and rain swimming

I was asked today how I would like someone looking at my drawings to feel about them. What did I want someone looking at my drawings to...

states of mind...

I couldn't smell the coffee, that's when I knew something was wrong. PCR positive. I have COVID. The virus took my sense of smell. I've...

Kernowek

I've been in 'exhibition preparation' mode since I got back from Bryher because I am exhibiting my work with Steven Buckler at the...

she is the swift that fell into the sea

Nothing works. Everything is scattered and half finished. One day something will work. But I'm learning that it never will and that is...

feeling useless, helpless, cowardly...

Feeling useless, helpless, cowardly. Why am I not out there protesting, why havent I posted a black screen on my Insta account. What good...

swimmers

I should be looking at what I've already done instead of rambling around making new work but at the moment I'm just amazed and very glad...

happy to be printing

Went in my studio for a few hours. Thinking about the seal and being in the earth and swimming. Did five mono prints. Unhappy as each one...

it is my place

I'm doing a night shift. Being awake at 4 am in the morning is the hardest time. Listening to the monitor waiting for the call. Between...

furloughed

A temporary leave of absence. Have I been gone too long? Will I come back? Life revolves around my new 'family'. I come home to my quiet...

 

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