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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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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...

thoughts for the end of the year…

I finish the year with a few pieces in the window of Fannie & Fox, Penryn and with a garage full of bits on the way to something. It’s...

Lights on a dark day

Just back from the office. Its dark and cold but had to go out in the garage and look at something I poured yesterday And I’m glad its...

sanded and polished

Sanding and polishing resins in my room whenever I have a moment spare. Sort of boring but also quite lovely seeing the things come out...

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...

Wings and things

Some things I have at Fannie & Fox’s wings and Things exhibition until Christmas dying to be reborn – detail dying to be reborn a...

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...

Fannie & Fox 27th October

A few of my things are in the lovely Fannie & Fox, Penryn from the 27th October. Fannie & Fox ‘a space for making and the made’

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...

drawing and more drawing

dying to be reborn Doing a bit of making now and again. This piece and a couple of others so they can go in an exhibition soon. Have...

Bryher sketches

Just back from a ten day visit to Bryher in the Isles of Scilly. I’ve been every year with my family and a group of friends for the last...

The rain falls

Another finished piece. I was making this whilst Open Studios was on. Was good to do something in the quiet times. As I was cutting the...

Framed shore crab

Just finished this piece. It was commissioned by some lovely people who visited me in Open Studios week last month.

 

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