Sarah Danforth makes ceramic sculptures, installations, and mixed media artworks. By creating small scenese that aim to break the passivity of the spectator, Danforth tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations.
Her sculptures are based on formal associations which open a unique
poetic vein. Multi-layered images arise in which the fragility and
instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By choosing
mainly formal solutions, she wants the viewer to become part of the art
as a kind of added component. Art is entertainment: to be able to touch
the work, as well as to interact with the work is important.
collected, altered and own works are being confronted as aesthetically
resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection.
The possible seems true and the truth exists, but it has many faces, as
Hanna Arendt cites from Franz Kafka. By contesting the division between
the realm of memory and the realm of experience, she absorbs the
tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal
follow-up and revival of a past tradition is important as an act of
Her works are based on inspiring situations: visions
that reflect a sensation of indisputability and serene contemplation,
combined with subtle details of odd or fantastical, almost humoristic elements.
Sarah Danforth currently lives and works in Asheville.