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SARAH

THE HANDS AND HEART

BEHIND THE CAKES

The art world has had a piece of my heart for as long as I can remember. The world has always seemed to me like an infinite source of wonder and play, with inspiration around every corner, and new chances to experiment and create.

It was without surprise that I went to study Philosophy of arts. It allowed me to be hands on with everything to do with art, without having to choose one specific branch. I studied photography, took classes of watercolour, oil painting, acrylic, drawing – both live and inanimate. But also theories behind them; I studied specific artists, movements and cultures like Lucian Freud, André Kertesz and Pueblo Indians. Being able to make art as well as reflect on it opened and informed my practise immensely.

After years of studying at the Sorbonne, I moved on to a totally different creative field: cake artistry. I trained for a year in Paris to become a professional baker before moving to the UK. In the last years, I have kept working on refining my style, experimenting, playing.

 

Cakes are an incredible medium to work on. Their ephemeral nature has always fascinated me – the idea that art can be consumed, and doesn’t have to have a timeless quality, moves them far away from what is classically considered to be art.

On top of everything, they have no nutritious necessity – they are, in a way, made for their own sake; they are not indispensable. And in that sense, they somehow belong to the realm of the Parnassian ideal of Art for art’s sake – L’Art pour l’art.

I am the type of person who stops in the middle of the street to smell hawthornes and stare at them for ten minutes – while my partner waits impatiently. I’m as happy on a rainy mountain trail as I am in a Parisian pavement café. I am a Parisian at heart – looking up buildings and strolling around museums. Cities are full of surprises hidden in plain sight: colourful graffiti on walls, gargoyles at the top of buildings, little plants growing in gutters.

YOU MUST HAVE CHAOS WITHIN YOU TO GIVE BIRTH TO A DANCING STAR

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

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