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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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back from Bryher …

I’m back from two beautiful weeks on Bryher … there I beach combed and found many wonderful things … … filled my sketchbook with words...

things from the sea …

…sometimes …its good be still … to stop searching …and look closely …at the treasure …you have already found

cold and chaos…

I’m ashamed to say my studio is in chaos. Tools, moulds, resins, frames, rubbish and stuff all over, nothing in its place. If I don’t...


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