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Sarah Adams

What started out as an exploration into feminism has now evolved into an exploration of the relationship between the soft and the firm through materiality and text. Sarah Adams looks at the issues that women face within the workplace, such as harassment and discrimination. She does this through the use of embroidery and textiles, creating soft sculptures that challenge what is considered to be an art object, and that create a safe space from the harsh reality of the text used within her work. As subtle forms become distorted through experimentation with materials, as well as repetitive practice through text, she hopes the viewer is left with a new sense of what it means to be a woman in today’s society, as well as the impact that workplace harassment has had on the mental health of women and others who have been victim to it.

Louisa Marriott