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Sarah McCartney Artist

Cornish artist living and working in Falmouth

 

Currently studying for the Authorial Illustration MA at Falmouth University but due to the pandemic taking intermission, returning in January 2022. A Cornish artist living and working in Falmouth Sarah studied in London for many years finishing with a post graduate diploma in sculpture at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1989. Since returning to Cornwall in 1991 Cornwall and the sea have shaped and influence her life and work.


'My work is... process led, rooted in recording, collecting and making observational drawings of found natural objects, assembling my discoveries, reflecting time spent and distilling the essence of being present so my seeing and noticing can be re-seen and rediscovered by another…  my way of living, of being awake, remembering that I am not separate, of noticing'

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all lit up …

This one isn’t finished. The resin and frame need polishing and it needs fixings at the back. I will post it when its finished but I love...

frozen moment

The herald from last October. frozen moment a small life celebrated its beauty still changing and within me timeless

new things and dragonflies …

dragonfly Well I said I was going to finally finish a few things and here they are. The lit pieces are still in progress but I will have...

being a beetle

I spent Sunday tidying and it looked great, for a moment, until I started making frames and pouring resin again. So now it will be a few...

dreams of lenses, layers and lights

New moulds turned out fine. Now with plaster jackets so they don’t distort when I pour them. The round one particularly has a very thin...

Lights on a dark day

Just back from the office. Its dark and cold but had to go out in the garage and look at something I poured yesterday And I’m glad its...

sanded and polished

Sanding and polishing resins in my room whenever I have a moment spare. Sort of boring but also quite lovely seeing the things come out...

more resin… more insects…

My hands smell of resin. The insects are nearly all done and the ones I poured a few weeks ago are cured enough for me to handle without...

two boxes of insects

i’ve been gathering words on little scraps of paper they gather in corners piling up in boxes glue and tweezers fill in gaps with words...

Wings and things

Some things I have at Fannie & Fox’s wings and Things exhibition until Christmas dying to be reborn – detail dying to be reborn a...

the herald

A moth flew into my windscreen as I drove to work this morning. It was dark so I never noticed but when I went to my car later in the day...

Out of the mould…

Things out of the mould at last. These are 10x10cm square blocks – about 2cm deep. Wishing now I had made the mould deeper – will have to...

Orchids – drawing a day 2011

Started a Facebook page with an album of drawings called Sarah McCartney drawing a day 2011 Good to be drawing and painting as I am not...

Autumn colours

remembering things lost and the sad beauty of Autumn I take my work down from Jam Records on 8th November. I still have work at The...

 

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