Sarah Mosher is a textile artist and photographer from Canaan, Nova Scotia, Canada. She moved to the city of Halifax to complete undergraduate work at the Nova Scotia of College of Art and Design University, which gave her new appreciation for the community she grew up in. Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Interdisciplinary Arts in 2016. Since then she has continued to do her studio work focusing on community in rural Nova Scotia.
As a textile artist and an analog photographer, labour and process are integral in my studio work. Both of these disciplines require long, detailed work and precision. These methods force me to be more mindful when I work, and their slow and careful processes are reminiscent of my upbringing in Canaan, a remote community in Nova Scotia, Canada. Leaving my home to study in the city of Halifax has made me appreciate the value of rural life. Unfortunately, I have seen many of its positive aspects starting to disappear. This is a big part of what drives my passion for nurturing community. In the past, I planned a creative community event to better connect my small and increasingly fragmented community. I wanted to create a space that would allow people of the community the opportunity to meet and converse with each other when they may not have done so otherwise. My current art practice focuses my upbringing in rural Nova Scotia and the changes I have observed in community dynamics and land use. Facilitating dialogue and connection between community members is a continuing goal in my upcoming projects.