Starting from her collection of fossils, gothic oddities, Victorian ornaments and old dictionaries, Sarah investigates the life of things across space and time. Her practice explores histories of belief, ritual and storytelling in order to question our place in the universe today. Her work takes many forms including events, installation and works on paper but always quarries a subject from multiple angles - from colour and form to cautionary tales and space exploration. Often engaging with others, her projects involve a process of focused research and close collaboration at the beginning of an idea which is then developed over a few months to a year. Most recently she has worked with astrophysicists, anglers, private detectives, hot air balloonists, neuroscientists and weavers.
In 2012, whilst studying at the Royal College of Art, London, she won the Pushing Print Solo Award for Earthquake, a large-scale collage work produced as a result of her winning the Tim Mara RCA residency. In 2014 she undertook a geological research programme in Ontario, working with astronomers, palaeontologists, fossil hounders and material scientists resulting in a body of work focused on meteorites and their falls.
Her set of essays Sea shells, silk sails and the parabolic etching of the night sky was shortlisted for the Intellect Publishing Prize. In 2016 she mounted Quarry, a solo exhibition of collage, print, painting and embroidered works at the Brocket Gallery, London, UK inspired by Paolo Uccello’s 1470 painting The Hunt in the Forest. In 2017 she was an artist with the Laboratory of Dark Matters, a group of particle astrophysicists and artists driven by a shared curiosity of the unknown. After completing the Lumen artist residency in Italy in 2018 she is now exploring mysterious cases in the universe with Tim Corne at O House Studios, Sydney, Australia.