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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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Open Studio tidy up time…

So its the 1st of May. 24 days till Open studios and look at my studio! . Had a bit of a disaster last week which meant I had to finish...

things from the sea …

…sometimes …its good be still … to stop searching …and look closely …at the treasure …you have already found

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...

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...

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...

shadow of a snake… turning to dust

People know I collect skulls and bones and sometimes I get given things. This is the remains of a snake – an adder I think. But I left it...

… 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...

soldering on a Sunday

Spent Sunday morning with a friend learning about wiring LED’s. Never got electricity at school and anyway that was a long time ago so it...

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...

cold and chaos…

I’m ashamed to say my studio is in chaos. Tools, moulds, resins, frames, rubbish and stuff all over, nothing in its place. If I don’t...

heart urchins on Maenporth Beach

Maenporth Beach had heart urchins scattered all over it today. Me and a friend wandered and occasionally whooped with delight as we found...

back to orchids

Back to orchids. I started my facebook page with an orchid and here I am again. Not the most beautiful I’ve ever painted but it is what...

a print day

bladder wrack hunt my mind

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...

 

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