Bio I've had a passion for making art with fabric from a young age.I studied architecture at the prestigious University College London, before training and working as a graphic designer.I have lived in many places including London, Los Angeles and San Francisco before finding my way home to a mountain town called Squamish just outside of Vancouver, BC.
I have been interviewed by a number of magazines and newspapers and featured by some of the top influencers on the design scene.
I was awarded the Best of Show prize by the Los Angeles Art Association in 2007. Artist Statement I aspire to recreate my internal experiences of places and people through my work.
It represents an abstraction of real life, infused with memories and ideas evoked by the subject.
I try to conjure emotion through colour and manipulate composition to suggest familiar forms and landscapes.
Art made of fabric My unique self-discovered process is the result of many years developing skills and techniques with fabric. I select quality fabrics and carefully pre-wash and hand dye them as needed.
The fabric is then cut into shapes and stitched together using a sewing machine.
It's an improvised process, like painting or collage, enabling the gradual build up of colour and texture.
The finished piece is stretched over a wooden frame and completed with a hanging wire.
Each piece is a unique, gallery-quality work of art. If you would like more information about commissions and custom projects, please email me. /// © 2007-2016 Sarah Symes NEW WORK /// Coming Soon I am currently working on this new series - follow my progress in the studio on Instagram.