Sarah Heyward, MFA 2017

Thesis Exhibition: April 12- April 15, 2017

Opening Reception : April 14, 6-8pm


Artist Statement

I attempt to bridge the gap between fragmented feelings and imagery from memories of my
childhood home through painting and sculpture.
My work focuses on areas of domestic spaces that are often in the peripheral by means of
obsessive detail and unusual visual perspectives.
I use barriers to restrict certain areas of access to my work, allowing only a single viewer at a
time in order to create a more personal experience of looking that involves movement, smell,
and imagination.
Void of people, the spaces I create give hints at an emotional complexity that is not separate
from environment. Instead of filtering out the clutter, debris, and stains that occupy the home in
my memories, I give the viewer a vulnerable insight into my childhood that is sad and
melancholy, yet also sweet.