Memory is intimately tied to place; our fondest and earliest recollections are often of a childhood home, a family cottage, a safe space. These are the memories we hold dear. This brain is meant to kindle feelings of nostalgia, and represent the places that hold light and love for us in our deepest consciousness.
Sarah Farndon’s sculptures are an exploration of the human face, its imperfections and myriad expressions. By illustrating both the grotesque and beautiful, Farndon seeks to show the innate beauty of the human visage.
Farndon primarily works in polymer clay which allows her to create new and challenging techniques. The interaction between viewer and sculpture plays a key role in her work. Through these interactions the sculptures gain meaning by forcing the viewer to question the human condition. The artwork is imbued with a sense of history and humanity.
Sarah Farndon was born in Toronto in 1987 and studied at OCAD University. She has been exhibiting her work since 2007. Her recent solo exhibitions include Prison and Plinth, Cambridge Galleries (Cambridge, Ontario) in 2013, 2 of 2 Gallery in 2012 and 2 of 2 Gallery 2010. Sarah Farndon is represented by Pari Nadimi Gallery.