Sarah Rayner

Sarah Rayner lives in bushland on the outskirts of Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and draws much of her inspiration from the cyclic metamorphosis of plants. She is inspired by their sheer ingenuity and tenacity, the clever methods they have evolved to attract pollinators and the defence mechanisms devised to repel and ward of parasites and predators. Her particular interest lies in the reproductive organs of plants, primarily the Gynoecium which is a collective term for the parts of a flower that develop into the fruit and seeds. Sarah works sculpturally creating collections of objects, underpinned by an interest in museology. She has worked with a variety of materials with her current medium of choice being Porcelain. It has a beautiful duality, fragility and strength with an almost bone like quality making it a perfect medium in whichto represent her translations of the natural world.