The work hungers to tempt. Materiality involves a change of form, shape and function. Through this activity we can begin to witness the poetics of materiality. Objects have the ability to hold a language, one that speaks through their presence, their transformative acts, tendencies and symbolic meaning. Consequently, it begins to facilitate conversations between living and non-living objects: objects that carry meaning.
Exploring the surrounds of Allenheads eventually leads to the glassy surface of the Old School House pond. Alluring and ominous, the uncertainty of what lies beneath its thick coating of rushes and lily pads, allows speculation into a surrounding narrative. The work asks you to focus on the changing states of matter and the basic inherent features of substances.
Sarah Daglish is an artist working and living in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and is currently based in Graduate Studios Northumbria. She completed her degree in Fine Art at Northumbria University in 2014. Sarah participated in the Whistle Art Stop's 2014 Graduate Art Programme and completed a two week residency at Allenheads Contemporary Arts in November 2014.