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Winner of: Artisan Showcase prize 2003 & Textile Showcase 2004 Body Adornment competition. Latest awards and pictures.
Although trained as an embroiderer, Sarah is inherently inquisitive about a materials' potential, pushing the bounderies of what is traditionally thought of as a fabric.
This body of work includes stitching onto copper and mulberry bark previously painted and embroidered upon. She has also further developed the use of stitching into dissolvable fabrics, which through the nature of the technique create a decorative fabric of pure stitchery.
She feels an openess to the potential of a love of colour combined to give a strength to the work. Introducing a metallic quality to pieces such as the shoes has brought about a structural element that offers an interesting dichotomy between that and the delicate tactile embellished fabrics. The work emphasises the feminine but is reinforced by using such materials as stainless steel and copper.
The lines between art forms are much less defined now. The rise of feminine art history and practice during the 1970s validated the use of textiles in a fine art context and she feels the development of her own work is both indicative of this and contributes towards it.
Sarah is an exhibiting artist at Textile Showcase 2005.
Sarah has her own site at sarahjordantextileart.com.