Sarah is a visual artist and freelance community curator, often exploring memory and sense of place. She uses a range of media and processes, but the intimate acts of drawing and careful listening are her most frequent starting points.
Mapping intrigues Sarah in the way it at once reveals and obscures worlds. She has worked with maps for a while, often with a focus on collecting stories and community heritage.
And now, swarming over the earth with our tiny insect bodies and putting up flags and building houses it seems that all the journeys are done.
Not so. Fold up the map and put away the globe. If someone else had charted it, let them. Start another drawing with whales at the bottom and cormorants at the top, and in between identify, if you can, the places you have not found yet on those other maps, the connections obvious only to you. Round and flat, only a very little has been discovered.
‘Sexing the Cherry’ p.81