Homes & Design Photo Credit: Ian MacCausland

One to Watch: Sara Clark

Multidisciplinary artist Sara Clark turns her talents to traditional materials.

The collected works of Winnipeg artist Sara Clark reveal a steady progression from synthetic materials to the organic, and from loud to quiet. First came a series of full-volume, gold-flecked resin jewellery. She later cast the resin with wood to quiet the brilliant colours before abandoning the plastic altogether and stringing geometric wood shapes from natural cotton rope. Last year, the leftover lengths led to a line of knotted wall hangings inspired by her Chinese and Scottish ancestry. “After bouncing around with resin and wood, I wanted something that wouldn’t change, just as my heritage is unchanging,” she says. “These knots existed long before I made them.” Last fall, Clark launched her most minimalist work to date: a series of capsule-shaped wood vases, sanded to a natural polish by belt and by hand to let the properties of the wood emerge, at last unobscured.

Though she’s worked with a variety of materials, Clark’s latest projects focus on ropes and wood.
Short Wooden Vase
Good Luck Knot

For more on the West’s up-and-coming designers, subscribe to the WL newsletter!


Instagram Diary

Error: Access Token is not valid or has expired. Feed will not update.
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

There's an issue with the Instagram Access Token that you are using. Please obtain a new Access Token on the plugin's Settings page.
If you continue to have an issue with your Access Token then please see this FAQ for more information.