Sarah’s latest work focuses on the climate crisis and how we respond to the challenges of our time.
An installation made from painted second-hand plastic animals arranged to suit different locations with small custodians throughout.
“This piece came about with the horrible realisation that these solid plastic animals will be around for hundreds and hundreds of years and will almost certainly outlive many of the creatures they are modelled on, some of which are already endangered.”
The Theatre of the Extinct
A visually beautiful piece made up of roughly 120 illustrations from vintage nature books meticulously cut out and mounted directly onto the wall and overlooked by three skeletons. Amongst the cut outs are dried plants, seaweeds and seed heads, giving the piece a relief quality.
“These are the animals, plants, insects and birds that are here now and being taken for granted. The piece imagines a possible future where the natural world is gone and has to viewed through virtual reality – Nature as entertainment.”
“Protest is a piece made in honour of the bravest of eco warriors Greta Thunberg and the thousands of children across the globe who regularly walk out of school to demonstrate and demand that governments wake up to the climate crisis we are facing.”
Small serious characters are shown protesting, holding placards and banners all of which are the childrens’ own words, from signs taken from Google images and miniaturised.
There is an accompanying soundtrack recorded at a climate strike last March in Exeter. The passion and outrage in the childrens’ voices is tangible.
The mini activists are for sale, and Sarah welcomes commissions. You can request hair, skin and clothing colours and suggest what you’d like written on the placard.
£5 from each sale goes to Greenpeace.
The Mini Activists are numbered and signed.
Testimonials from the Open Studio event in May 2019
“Sarah’s work is simple yet immediate, and emotionally extremely powerful. Three different art works were made to evoke a strong reaction that required no words of explanation and left us speechless to face what is currently happening on our planet, what we are risking and how this will affect us. Raw, beautiful and necessary.” – Aleksandra Ma
“A beautiful poignant and important piece of work, It lucidly speaks of these dark and urgent times. “Theatre of the Extinct” is made with heart, protest and outstanding skill” – Rosie Race.
Sarah studied fine art sculpture at Central St Martins, Exeter Art College and Dublin’s National College of Art and Design.