By Sarah Cathers
Sarah Cathers is a mixed media artist based in Co. Down – a collector of oddities with an urge to document and preserve the forgotten. Fascinated by adhesives and their ability to secure and fasten materials together, she focuses on the binding capabilities of thread, using fibres to conceal and repair. She aims to preserve an object’s history, acknowledging the past while recognising the potential to be something other than the original purpose. Sarah collects discarded objects, mending and combining materials to assemble small sculptures, creating a tangible record. She curates objects of curiosity in ‘families’ based on an instinctive response or relationship between materials.