sarah burgess

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Graphic

Graphic

Tangled thickets of winter branches, drawn, cut and wrapped with meticulous care highlight growing points and resilience.
Mounted in a deep box frame. 2014

Wrapped tendrils of wood and mono-print drawing
67cm x 67cm
The energy of plant growth fascinates me and the power of pruning to direct growth by removing old wood to stimulate buds into new growth always amazes. These "drawings" use meticulous tread wrapping of complex forms to highlight and celebrate tenacious growth and determination.
Crux. detail 2013

Crux. detail 2013

Wall mounted. Wrapped plant tendrils highlight growth and tenacity. Printed shadows reflect complexity.

Original
Mono-print drawing, wrapped prunings and pot shards
20cm x 20cm
Pinpoint wrapping pot-shards prunings
Fragmented Life Story. 2010

Fragmented Life Story. 2010

Enigmatic fragments, evidence of other lives.

Found shards of ceramic cups
21cm x 29cm
Glove Box, 2005. Glove Stories

Glove Box, 2005. Glove Stories

Wooden box containing an unfinished leather glove and a wire hand.

Leather, wire, paper, digital print, needle, linen thread in wooden box
14cm x 43cm
Punctum. 2010

Punctum. 2010

An arrested moment. Fractured plate composed of found ceramic shards with a wrapped red crack running through.

found ceramic shards, linen thread, ceramic plates, nylon line
300cm x 100cm
Disfunctional Pins. 2011

Disfunctional Pins. 2011

Subverting the functionality of a safetypin, imporvisation introduces risk

wire, cotton, linen and thorns, wrapping
29cm x 21cm
Emergency Kit, 2011

Emergency Kit, 2011

Monotype with added functioning equipment.

Monotype drawing on paper, added objects
30cm x 40cm
Fragments of the Human Heart, No 7. 2010

Fragments of the Human Heart, No 7. 2010

One of a series of 10 drawings exploring the sequence of burning and exposing a wrapped ceramic shard.

Ink and watercolour on paper
50cm x 40cm
Glove Drawer, Withdrawn.  Glove Stories. 2005.

Glove Drawer, Withdrawn. Glove Stories. 2005.

A compartmented perspex drawer containing a sequence of five glove patterns, increasingly elaborately worked with drawn thread and hand prints.

drawn thread embroidered linen, printed cotton organdie, hand stitch
44cm x 107cm
Earth and Sky 10. Detail. 2013

Earth and Sky 10. Detail. 2013

Mono-printed paper collage with insertions of silk and hand stitch. Mounted, unframed.

Original
40cm x 50cm

£98.00