Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith cites the rugged, beautiful and extreme landscape of the Yorkshire Dales as one of the main inspirations for her work. It is the energy and presence of these landscapes which Sarah finds most stimulating and inspirational. Using limestone rock that has only just been uncovered for the first time, Sarah allows her sculptures to resonate with a historical and timeless energy. Working with ice sheets that were buried during the last glaciations thousands of years ago, Sarah uses the rock’s considerable history and marks of nature to reveal the origin and beauty of the stone as well as its composition and internal structure. Her sculptures are a meditation on what can lie beneath the surface, both in a literal sense and in relation to the human spirit, allowing the viewer to explore their own individual experiences of nature.

Sarah Smith was born in 1965 in Yorkshire and studied figurative art for many years including at The Elizabeth Frink School of Figurative Sculpture and a year of stone carving in Northern Italy. In 2005 Sarah returned to live in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, bordering The Forest of Bowland and the Lake District. Sarah has had extensive private commissions throughout the UK and abroad. She works in her studio in North Yorkshire.

on form 18

This years images coming soon

on form 16

on form 14

London 2013

on form 2012

on form 2010