Sarah is currently developing new work - large and medium scale works on 400/300 gsm paper, indian ink and gesso

Some of the developing ideas in the work consider the (desire but) impossibility of withdrawing from the cultural world; ideas that interplay with a sense of passive inactivity of watching (or trying not to look at) contemporary cultural events unfold. The work employs imagery that includes boats and chairs, which act as motifs for leisure or domesticity, rest or survival. The unfolding events in Europe, the Syrian refugee crisis and human migration generally, have had a bearing on the development of imagery, but the politics of the work are deliberately indirect, the mood melancholic, using a scattered non-sequential approach to developing composition. The work attempts to explore a set of conditions driven by desire and guilt, where associative imagery can be ambiguous depending on who and where you are - and the contexts of chance.