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Sadie Aucott

Born: Burton upon Trent
Lives and works: Dartmouth, Devon
Exhibitions: IN:SIGHT (2018)
“I now feel that I have found the subject, medium and technique I have been working towards all my life.”

Wire sculptor Sadie is inspired by the words of the animal rights activist Anthony Douglas Williams, who said that when looking into an animal’s eyes, he saw a ‘living being’, ‘friend’ and ‘soul’.

Inspiration

After experimenting with photorealistic drawings and digital, macro and still life photography, she now captures the essence of animals with a free-form wire technique.

Working with fine gauge florist blinding wire, Devon-based Sadie weaves, knots and twists to create definition and shading. Depending on atmospheric conditions, areas of the wire will develop a patina or sepia tone as it oxidises. The juxtaposition of an organic subject and an industrial, man-made material creates a unique connection between the artwork and the viewer.

Sadie says: “The need to be creative has always been a part of me. I now feel that I have found the subject, medium and technique I have been working towards all my life.”

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