Artist Statement

Sam Larter is an artist from Yorkshire, UK. She works from her studio in the East Yorkshire countryside. She is a maker of things. Her work is made from everyday ubiquitous materials that are plentiful and easily found. The forms and images produced are abstract and influenced by noticing shapes and structures that are present to us everyday, but which may be considered unimportant, unwanted, mediocre, or bland. Noticing the details in the daily clutter of life.

Sam foregrounds the making process whereby simple, humble objects are transformed into art through exploration, experimentation, and manipulation. She often works quickly, in an ad-hoc way, responding to materials and processes and valuing spontaneity over sophisticated planned outcomes.

Observing, drawing, and making are central to her practice. She wants to challenge barriers and obstacles to creating art. She does this by utilising everyday materials that are usually free and accessible and by finding new ways to incorporate discarded matter into sculpture - thereby transforming its purpose.

Sam works between sculpture, drawing and printmaking and likes the idea of producing something from nothing. She advocates making do with what there is to hand, within the space and time available. Showing the creative possibilities of using everyday materials that can be available to anyone pursuing a path to art. Sam believes that everybody should have access to art whatever its form.

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