Statement

“each shadow, filed in only to exchange a dented, malfunctioning version of himself or another, just as futureless, automotive projections of somebody else’s life.”

Thomas Pynchon, Crying in Lot 49

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My studio practice questions the concept of security by manipulating uniformity. Mass produced objects such as cars, clothes and furniture are substitutes for the body and induce visceral reactions from irregularities. I am attracted to materials that degrade from their purpose or discarded for updated versions of themselves. These qualities become devices working inside of a new narrative that anticipates the loss of identity and self-deprivation in order to recognize what we dread. It is inside society’s incongruity that we can unveil what defines us most.

Sarah Harford is a sculpture installation artist & educator currently working & living in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work uses imagery from gendered objects to uncover layers such as color, form, & subjugation under archetypal symbolism embedded in our nation’s norm. She currently manages the art workshops/ classes programs and studios at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri.