Sadie uses the following quotation from A D Williams to form the basis for all her work – ‘When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.’ By cropping the reference photo Sadie was able to draw out the gaze of the subject and to convey the sense of ‘Why? Why have humans allowed such devastation to occur?’
Sadie lives in Devon and works full-time as an Office Manager and an emerging wire artist. Over a period of time, Sadie developed a system of working with fine gauge florists binding wire in order to create images which combine a lifelong passion for art and animals. She uses black/grey binding wire and each completed piece is finally mounted on a bare white canvas. Sadie attempts to interpret reference images and create a piece of wire art which makes an emotional connection between the viewer and the subject and encourages the viewer to see ‘a living being’, ‘a friend’ and to ‘feel their soul’.