Sarah Davis London, United Kingdom
Artist based in London
Objects birthed by Trauma, put together by damaged hands. Gold applied to wood mimicking solid metal. Water grasped in the hands and sent up and out through tubes.
The body in relation to sickness and health is central to my practice. It highlights the capacity the body has to heal but also how challenging the body left behind can be to live in. The dualistic nature of care and recovery is an on going conversation. Colours, materials and symbols associated with healing guide the audience through this landscape.
I use very laboured hands on techniques such as carving and gilding, whilst also bringing in quicker sculptural processes like casting in plaster and cement. These sculptural works are often offset by functional elements or ready-made objects. Together, these elements grow into installations. For me the interplay of labour and immediacy mirrors lived experience. It encounters life's capacity for equal measures of failure and grace, Sickness and health, love and pain.