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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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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...

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...

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...

intermission

They call it 'intermission'. Corvid -19 came in March. We had our last real group crit on Tuesday 17th. Mat and Steve said whoever wanted...

#artchain

I had seen a few posts come up on Face Book about #artchain but wasn’t really sure what it was about. Then I was nominated by a couple of...

for every day there is something…

I’ve tidied my room. It’s had the most thorough clean and sort out since we moved here (seven years) Marmite is very impressed with the...

sea swimming and a new sketch book…

The sea is getting colder and wilder. So we go to the misty green river. To the quiet places with egrets and herons. Maybe, if we are...

 

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