Graduate Alumni > Sarah Williams (MFA 2014)

Error Fishing
plaster, polystyrene, clay, wire, water, acrylic paint, watercolor, powdered graphite
86” x 72” x 65”
2014
Error Fishing
plaster, polystyrene, clay, wire, water, acrylic paint, watercolor, powdered graphite
Detail
2014
Score 1 (“Error Fishing)
plaster, clay, polystyrene, graphite, acrylic paint, found objects
20 12” x 9” panels
2014
Getaway Car
clay, polystyrene, plaster, wire, watercolor, rubber ball, graphite, acrylic paint
60” x 48” x 48”
2014
She Has a Natural Glow About Her
plaster, wire, clay, paper, polystyrene, fur, oil, acrylic
50" x 60" x 48"
2014
Twister Board (Geographical Edition)
plaster, polystyrene, clay, wire, acrylic, water
60" x 48" x 72"
2014
The Sun Looked Strikingly Similar
wood, paper, thread, plastic, gesso, found material on wood
60” x 60” x 8”
2011
Selection of Tools for Common Ailments
found objects, acrylic paint, plaster, paper, plastic
72" x 62" x 4"
2011
Like an Ill-Baked Wedding Cake
plaster, paper, wire, acrylic, fabric, wood, paper mache, acrylic paint
72" x 60" x 60"
2014

My work explores the advantages and complications of the restless object. Through a practice of deconstruction, migration, and re-orchestration, I allow my work to cannibalize and re-birth itself, both healing and destroying simultaneously. Pulling inspiration from theater and a repertoire of invented characters these “inconveniently portable bodies” inhabit a space between animal, landscape, and architecture, raising questions infinite iterations, insufficient collections, and the comfort in facades. 

My current series of work draws from dramatic structure—specifically opera. Using the stage as a metaphor to explore questions of public vs. private, interior vs. exterior, autonomy vs. congruity; I am interested in tracking the movement of the individual elements, which make up my sculptures throughout their perpetual cycle of decay and re-birth. I record the tempo of this progression through set lists or notational scores, making amendments as I go, exploring the differences between additions, appendages, and supplements. I am interested in choreographing these sculptures as vignettes, carefully sequenced but always in transition.

www.sarahkwilliams.com/