About_Sarah Sharp | Changing States

Wednesday 1st April to Sunday 31st May 2009.

We were pleased to announce a two month Twitter residency by artist Sarah Sharp AKA @trixiebedlam

Sarah spent much of her youth practicing to become the world's greatest detective. Disappointed to find rather fewer unexplained murders cropping up than her literary role models had led her to expect, she now applies her acute powers of observation to the bigger mysteries of human existence.

As a writer and photographer in New York City, Sarah devotes herself to exploring that which lies below the surface of daily life. Whether through meditations involving toys in meta-scenarios, or candid street shots capturing the lives around her, the photography of Sarah Sharp reveals the world we inhabited as children, but were later convinced we had only imagined.

Sarah has participated in a number of group and solo shows in New York's Lower East Side and Chelsea, and has also shown in Detroit. Follow her on, hot on America’s trail, as she shares updates and images from her two-month long road trip across the United States; part of Changing States - a project to visit and photograph all 50 states this year.

"So much of who we are is defined by where we come from and where we live; our physical presence in the world serves to orient us in relation to it. If you disrupt your reliance on familiar surroundings, it becomes clear how much of you is you, and how much is a reflection of where you are. Over the course of 7 weeks, I have transitioned through 32 of the United States, and at least as many emotional states. What I found at my core was not always pleasant to confront, but it has opened my eyes to certain fears and vulnerabilities that were easy to ignore within my comfort zone, as well as hidden reserves of strength and intuition. In the meantime, I got to see over 10,000 miles of USA."

"I look forward to continuing my travels, not only to see as much more of my vast, sometimes frightening, often strange, and constantly changing country as possible, but to continue to develop an interior landscape equally as diverse and beautiful."

"Thanks for coming along."

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