Sara Burgess (b.1987, Suffolk, UK) is a pattern obsessive and metalwork artist. She studied at Falmouth College of Arts 2005 - 2006 before progressing to study Sculpture at Camberwell 2007 - 2010. Sara is obsessed with the spiral form and uses this motif often in her work, and experiments with the combinations of form and patterns. Her current series of art work 'Bodies' is an exploration into the human condition through metal work.
The use of the spiral motif and interest in patterns is perhaps a subconscious manifestation of the inner ear cochlear relating to her hearing loss since birth. She is influenced especially by wrought ironwork, alternative culture and the Henry Wellcome museum collection. Sara doesn’t really see herself as part of the contemporary art scene but of the alternative, outsider and disabled artist collective.
Sara currently lives and works in London, working on her metal work at the weekends at the Pelham Hall Sculpture Studio. Lambeth Walk, and imagining about art during the week in her 9 to 5 life. She hopes one day to escape the mundane, and simply practice her craftsmanship making metal sculpture in a workshop or forge all day. Sara is also an assistant to the outsider artist, Billy Weston since 2009.