About the artworkSara trained under Ken Hughes, a pupil of Henry Moore, at Bath Academy of Art. There she achieved a first class honours degree in Sculpture and was awarded the Henry Moore Foundation Scholarship in 1982.Her figures are all clothed and are light hearted in nature. Most wear sunglasses either to emphasise the holiday feeling or to give them something to hide behind. Shoes, jewellery, handbags etc. add to the narrative of the pieces.
Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie spent her formative years in Milan. The daughter of a fashion designer, she grew up in a home surrounded by colour, design and bustle. She loved feeling the textures of the fabrics and playing with the buttons and threads used to embellish the clothes, often imagining the type of people who would wear them.
Sara studied at art college where she focused both on the life room and library discovering as much as she could about sculpture and painting. She formed a particular bond with Egyptian sculpture for its purity of line and use of colour. Experimenting with styles and mediums, gradually the experiences in Italy started to influence her work. The figures became clothed and small details such as buttons and textures appeared on the sculptures to draw the viewer into the pieces.