Sally BoothArtwork title:
Footfall in the City
Type of work: Two landscape format photographic lightboxes with layers of ink
Size of the work: (45 x 32 x 4 cm)
The lightboxes reflect Sally’s experience of negotiating the fast-moving, energetic city. She took photographs and made drawings around Bush House, and the walk from there to Waterloo station. The pieces are a composite of layers of legs, feet and limbs, as they passed her by on pavements and stairs, often visually confusing – ghostly traces of moving figures. Sally overlayed these with line drawings in thick coloured inks. The photographic background has been made blue to heighten luminosity.
Sally Booth is a visual artist whose main specialism is drawing and painting. She graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art at Bristol and an MA in Drawing at Wimbledon School of Art. Sally's artwork has been exhibited internationally and across the UK. She has been commissioned to make work for Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, as part of the Co-Motion Disability Arts Festival, and undertaken live 3D drawing installations outside the National Theatre on London’s South Bank. Her series of light boxes exploring the nature of her vision have toured Japan and been shown at Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool. She has collaborated with poets, sculptors, circus artists and animators, with her projects being showcased at Tate Modern Turbine Hall and McAulay Gallery, the Scottish Parliament and Shetland Museum. Sally's freelance roles include working as a trainer for VocalEyes promoting access at museums, galleries and heritage sites. She also teaches art to children and adults and facilitates art workshops and tours in the cultural sector.