Sarah Elson // Fasciation: Expectations of Growth
Sarah Elson’s new body of work - Fasciation - is a meditation on growth and the entanglement that is life. Casting plants in various states of flowering and utilising traditional metalsmithing techniques, the works in this series act as metaphors for the artist’s own cycles of fertility and the accompanying emotional embodiment of being a woman, mother and artist.
Fasciation refers to a relatively rare condition of abnormal growth in flowering plants. Sarah's work draws upon and attempts to decipher the conditions and growth patterns required for optimal flowering, again as a metaphor reflecting one’s inability to control growth - in plants, in the self, and in life.