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Sara Budzik #Cafdgg November

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I make work to be touched as an alternative to the culturally dominant voyeuristic and passive gaze

Website:

sarabudzik.com

Bio

An evolving plethora of skills and ideas are brought together to produce things needing to be touched to prompt a brief moment of existence and connect you to the world. A gift from my hands to yours. A journey through surface texture and mark-making….

 

I started out wanting to change the world and get to grips with my own experience of existing. This was when I realised that the sense of touch was fundamental to being present and interacting with the world. I make work to be touched as an alternative to the culturally dominant voyeuristic and passive gaze of digital life. To make and create connections.

 

I let the clay and my sub-conscious guide my pieces and often get lost in the indulgence of the making process. The world is a complicated place so I like to keep things simple. I am fascinated with imperfections and like to relinquish a little control and utilise the properties of the clay. Making work from the earth connects me to it.

 

My favourite hang-out is the beach and I love walks in the woods. A spiritual connection to the natural world along with a sense of impermanence and the appreciation of the fragility of life. I have always been fascinated with the idea that objects and environments often exist beyond the lifespan of any one person. And every place or space is in constant flux.

 

Life and influences are inevitably brought into the mix. I connect with my female heritage and dabble with sewing and knitting. I value the beauty of minimalism and identify with concepts of Zen. My aim is to capture a freshness and spontaneity to create work that is constantly developing.