Wool Sculpture by Sara Vaci
Sarah Vaci's artworks can be divided into two distinct strands. Some works feature striking and often parodical portraits uniquely "painted" with wool and more recently she has developed her own technique to create visceral body pieces that comment on controversial topics such as mental health.
It was during her degree in Time Based Media at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, that Sarah began exploring the human condition and topics such as sado-masochism and eroticism in video installations and in her writings. This led to a decade of short films and stop-frame animations that focused on taboos surrounding intimate human biology. The themes, and story-telling techniques developed during this time are prevalent in the work that Sarah continues to produce today.
Complimenting an MA in Cross-sectoral and Community Arts from Goldsmiths College, Sarah taught animation at the British Museum, and spent many years making films together with children with autism. The experiences gathered during this time enabled Sarah to reflect in new ways on her practise, embracing the unexpected. This led to her interest in neurological diversity, and the ways in which we understand one another.
Her current work revolves around issues of mental health, transition and biology which she continues to explore from her studio in Totnes, Devon.
The piece represents the purity of breath while evoking the organic shapes of alveoli through wool sculpture.