Artists Sarah Tavner and Clare Winnan both tackle similar issues surrounding the body (both human and animal) and both also explore womanhood through looking at the female form and experiences.
Both artists work in a variety of materials including painting, sculpture, installation and photography.
Clare Winnan's work is extremely varied in respect as to the media that she works in, including installation, photography, sculpture and performance pieces. Clare addresses different experiences of womanhood and most of her work involves a preoccupation with the human or animal body in some way. Often her works are abstract references or fragmentations of the body and she draws upon oppositions such as death and life or innocence versus violence which makes her work seductive yet disturbing. This is achieved through the use of opposing materials and/or imagery to provoke feelings of tension and beauty. axisweb.org/artist/clarewinnan
Sarah's work centres around two separate veins. The first features paintings and raw ink drawings of animal and human forms, sometimes together, sometimes merged that explore the psychology of animals as a way of representing deeply unconscious human emotions. More recently a second vein of sculptural work has emerged as exploration of human form through the use of found and domestic objects embedded and emerging through plaster. Most recently she has been exploring the use of tarnished and new spoons as a way of exploring and representing the female form.