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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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one morning step out

one morning step out after a strong swim into big swell muscles fully stretched out breathe deepened and slowed down turn for a last look...

we stand alone

to get my head around this takes so much time this new life we stand alone surreal figures on the beach spaced out at intervals sun...

frozen moment

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

… where the logo came from

mind hare Been thinking about my logo – well it is a logo – but it was never made to be a logo. I didn’t invent it for that purpose. 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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Print School inspiration

Had a week printing at John Howard’s studio in Penryn at the end of September. Learnt so much and was very inspired. To find some way of...

who die

who die the silence is unbearable but slowly piece by piece layer by layer they become histories journeys memories questions prayers and...

 

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