Sarah’s work combines found objects from the real world to create a visual record of the domino effects and cycles, repetitions of events and memories that would otherwise be forgotten. Layers, crossed out words and covered up images all act as metaphors for the things that exist beneath or beyond the immediately apparent, and break with linear notions of time by bringing together fleeting moments that barely penetrate our consciousness with memories that are suspended and detached from their chronological context.
“My work is often born by chance – it relies on events that occur in day to day life that for whatever reason have an effect on me, big or small. In it I am attempting to construct a narrative that gives the viewer a glimpse into my world, but more importantly reminds them of something from theirs. I don’t intend for it to be understood in a coherent rational way but rather to encourage certain levels of empathy in the viewer with the possibility of deeper meaning upon reflection.”
Sarah’s collages are on show alongside the work of Malcolm Tillis at The Willow Gallery, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry, SY11 1AE, until February 23.