Sarah Gillespie is Artist In Residence for the Cambridge Conservation Initiative at the David Attenborough Building, Cambridge. She has devoted the last four years to making images of common moths.
Sarah is an expert in the method of mezzotint, also known as ‘the English Method’, which is a form of engraving using a copper plate. Sarah sees it as a labour of love, a method of quiet application, creating an image which emerges from darkness to light.
“It is my hope, through a process of long-looking and close attention – focusing on quieter moments of beauty and oft hidden lives – to reveal something of the natural world’s remaining loveliness and, in so doing, to see what answering grace that might awaken in ourselves.”