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Sarah Strachan
The air we breathe
, 105 x 42.5 x 84 cm, sculpture - wooden cabinet, clear acrylic boxes, found objects, 2019.

 

Sarah’s sculpture brings together a collection of found objects, in an indexical cabinet of acrylic boxes, exchanged by post with children and their families around the world. The boxes contain a record of a generation’s diverse personal experiences of air quality in their local environment. Sarah’s multi-disciplinary practice is based in the Arte Povera and land art movements. She approaches environmental changes through research, collaboration and deep connections with the land, its people and its materials. She is a Fine Art graduate from Cambridge School of Art. She now works as an artist and researcher in education for sustainability at the Global Sustainability Institute in Cambridge.