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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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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...

making sawdust…

Been getting on with the next thing on my list. The new blade came for my saw so I’ve been ripping up the last of the big bits of oak I...

not making art …

I haven’t made any art for a long time. Nothing has happened in my studio, I haven’t used my sketchbooks, taken any photographs or even...

#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...

Christmas Arts and Crafts Party

I am taking some of my work to 90 Marlborough Road for their Christmas Arts and Crafts Party on the 5th, 6th and 7th of December. Really...

life drawing again …

I’ve not had a chance to do any life drawing since early summer. So much for making it a regular thing in my life. But yesterday I got a...

resins finished and off to France…

I’ve finished the invasive marine species specimens for ERCCIS. The last piece, wire weed Sargassum muticum, was poured and left to cure...

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...

a whimbrel on Prisk

I wandered slowly along Prisk a few days ago looking for shells and things. Found 21 cowries, a few bird bones, crab moults and a lovely...

 

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