Sarah Duncan

Based on the natural world, Sarah's work has focused on the relationship with the remote and inaccessible, notably the ocean and the cosmos. She is drawn to phenomena that appear on the surface to be constant and uniform but on further inspection reveal themselves to be unique, constantly in flux and ever changing- an observation that may also apply to forms and light that are invisible to the naked eye.

"My practice seeks to embed the humanly experienced physical world into the unknowable enormity of the cosmos. It shares the central aims of science in trying to make sense of our surroundings, but focuses on an emotional and embodied response rather than a purely intellectual one."

Sarah seeks beauty in the realms of science, astronomy, and microscopy. Optical technology and scientific research increasingly allow us to glimpse the unseeable. Her work reflects on these technological revelations, and tries to grasp what would be unknowable without them.