Sarah’s work is drawn from the vast wild space that surrounds her studio in the Yorkshire Dales – it is full of rhythm, line and form. This year, all the stones she has used are from the hills of the North West. Her work is a dialogue with the stone, leaving the moss, lichen and marks of nature and working to reveal the origin and beauty of the stone. Sarah has in the last few years had a number of international residencies which have informed her work and deepened her interest in our environment. In 2016 Sarah has been awarded an Arts Council grant to produce a new body of work exploring our deep-rooted connection to nature using a variety of new materials in collaboration with a sound engineer and a light artist.
Limestone, by its very nature, seems to me to have a life force present – all those micro-skeletons and tiny shells from so long ago.