Sarah Lightman

Sarah Lightman

Bio
Sarah Lightman completed her BA and MFA
at the Slade School of Art, and is researching a
PhD at the University of Glasgow on ‘The Drawn
Wound in Autobiographical Comics’. Sarah exhibits
internationally and her debut graphic novel is
The Book of Sarah (Myriad Editions 2015). Sarah
co-curates ‘Graphic Details: Confessional Comics
by Jewish Women’ and is editor of a book on the
exhibition (McFarland 2014). Sarah chairs the
Women in Comics Conferences, and co-directs
Laydeez do Comics.

Statement
Half Full Half Empty II (2013) – This is my second
series of drawings about the same glass of water
drawn everyday, entitled Half Full Half Empty. In
my first series, Half Full Half Empty I (2009), I traced
my fluctuating feelings about a now ex-boyfriend
and how I felt about my life. In this second set of
drawings I address my experiences of my first full
term pregnancy. I was filled with many different
thoughts as my baby grew inside me. In this artwork
I trace my ambivalence, fears and excitement, when
I often felt uncomfortable publicly acknowledging
some of these thoughts at the time.

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Sarah Lightman