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A pair of neon sculptures welcomed visitors to Brown Hart Gardens.
Dissect I and Dissect II were positioned on two opposing plinths. These elegant sculptures were made with flame-worked glass, argon and mercury. They invited visitors to venture into the gardens where Sanctuary, a further installation by Sarah Blood could be found.
One of these angular pieces was originally made in 2006 and the second was commissioned by Artichoke as an accompaniment especially for Lumiere London 2016. The work explored form and negative space, mass and void. A cuboid framework supported and dissected by a neon square, it questioned our ideas about balance and fragility, while the framework played with perception, creating planes that did not exist and demanding the viewer to reflect on actuality.
Sarah Blood’s work evokes personal and human qualities. Her forms are inspired by natural phenomena, science, geometric abstraction and post-minimalist sensibilities. Her primary medium is light, which she explores through glass, luminous gases and mixed media, creating sophisticated and elegant works which question the definitions of strength and permanence. She has exhibited widely throughout the world including in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, the Arab Emirates and the USA.
Sarah Blood also created Sanctuary for Lumiere Durham 2013 and Lumiere London 2016.