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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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more lego and mould making

Busy with illustration and other things but slowly plodding on in the garage with the 100 led peices. Another one soldered up and ready...

making block number 2

I have decided to call the one hundred resins blocks. This is block 1 so far. Not sure how many I will make but I want to get them all to...

white resin and out of the mould

First layer of white resin poured. Remember this is the back. Detail on the light box. Really like this. Things under the surface not...

a secret… one hundred little squares

I have a whole week of holiday before me without all the seasonal distractions. I’m free to play and get on with the one hundred resin...

embedding marine non-native species …

Tonight instead of kayaking in the rain (which I was looking forward to) I have been pressing seaweeds. But I can paddle any time and...

the big cube is out!

How interesting that my last post was ‘frozen time’ as I feel like time has stopped for me this week. Last Friday I finally poured the...

wine and roses…

I have to go to work now. Days in the office meeting deadlines, sending things to print, emailing and dealing with reluctant computers....

slowly slowly… longing for spring

Trying to work in this cold and rain is so slow. The resin won’t cure and I found after one cold night that condensation had dripped from...

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...

the wrong silicone…

Been shopping with Jo… … I spent too far too much money in CFS but it had to be done. On the way home we explored a few scrapyards. I’m...

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...

Untitled

Been busy getting my garage ready for Open Studios Cornwall which is 2nd to 10th June. Business cards are back from the printers, cards...

In the mould…

together forever after 6 years of wandering Using some of the new moulds today. Once I start pouring the stuff I can’t stop – just one...

Untitled

Had the sun pouring in through the garage door today as I was preparing some new moulds. Finished a couple of things that I’ve been...

How are they made?

Had some lovely comments about the pieces I put in Jam Records – thank you all who have gone along to see them – they are still there for...

 

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