Camila Sadler

Camila Sadler has previously been chosen for the highly esteemed Threadneedle Prize 2012, showcased her work at various locations in Bath and held exhibitions at the British Inspiration Awards. Which is a set of industry awards celebrating achievement in the creative industries.

It is all around us, it fills all those empty spaces, it’s pure yet lacking at the same time. For Camilla this is what preoccupies her, the effect of white on white. It’s when you really have to look to see. Her intentions are to awaken an interest into the lives of one another, not through malice or surveillance but by opening our thoughts to the variation of life around us. Working in primary education, as a special need support, life and its variations must be all around her. Children are the ones who are less damaged and consequently more open. Does her approach to art employ the innocence of the young?

Existing materials, found object and locations all act as a stimulus for Camila’s practise. Her walls of feathers are ethereal and delicate. Although the translucent creation interrupts the eye, the way the light flows and is blocked, seems natural and soft. There is a definite feeling of intimacy, which explores the boundaries of personal space. In nature feathers are a skin to the elements and combined with a house like frame, “Notions of Home” provides a symbolic protection. Yet in physical terms the shell would provide little salvation from the real world. It is the conflict between the symbolic and physicality of Camila’s work that creates a tension between our instincts and our mind.