The work Glaucon was created when Sarah was invited to the group show Love Letter – I Do. The installation comprised of a miniature table and two chairs, a projection of the shadows that this setting made, with the shadows moving, and a painting of the same shadows.
Glaucon was Plato’s brother, and in his book The Republic Glaucon was Socrates audience.
In this work Glaucon is a domestic scene, tables and chairs, a space that indicates life, but is not life itself. Shadows and reflections, where the light moves and imperceptibly changes. These are the shadows of existence, rather than the reality, a shadow and reflection of being. The audience is also able to become entangled in the work, entering and flowing through the space. Using a restrained approach draws the viewer in, so that they can engage with the subject matter. This gentle way of addresses issues in a way that can lead to a thought provoking and persuasive work. There is time and space to reflect on our thoughts, beliefs and memories.