Sarah Bridgland makes paper sculptures from thousands of tiny cut-outs. Found in junk shops and old publications, the time-worn shapes of the past take on a teeming, collective life. An old box of staples bursts its lid in a delicate eruption of signs, letters and shapes. The World (Black and White) makes a circle of graphic energy, all the forms clambering neatly together, while Matemaatika (Estonian for Maths, a word which also contains Maa meaning World) has a more spacious rhythm, with educational tools and mathematical figures balancing joyfully together.
Sarah Bridgland was born in Cambridge in 1982, and studied printmaking at the University of Brighton and at the Royal College of Art. She currently lives and works in New York.