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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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who die

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

cooking with copper

don’t loose it Have recently ordered a load of chemicals to patinate copper different colours. At the moment I only have ammonia and a...

Autumn colours

remembering things lost and the sad beauty of Autumn I take my work down from Jam Records on 8th November. I still have work at The...

How are they made?

Had some lovely comments about the pieces I put in Jam Records – thank you all who have gone along to see them – they are still there for...

Jam Records 4th October

I’ll be putting a few pieces in Jam Records, High Street, Falmouth on the 4th October. They will be there for a month. It’s the best...

Happy accident

One of the pieces I was finishing today needed a bit of resin and I’d made too much, so I started filling a couple of small moulds – one...

Fishtank does Riverbank, Truro

Fishtank does Riverbank 20th July I have three peices of work in this exhibition at The Riverbank, Truro which is up for two months. Root...


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