Imbued with curiosity about the way colour influences our lives, Sarah Thornton-Smith attempts to capture a little of what nature enthrals us with in memory, sensation and emotion. Using gradated manipulation of gouache on paper with sequenced cuts and folds, light and shadow allude to visual and optical play. Sarah’s work echoes the intimacy of the process involved, allowing emerging patterns to highlight a moment of connection. 

Flow (detail)

Sarah Thornton-Smith, 2019

Gouache on paper

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