Sarah Hope Hill
Marionettes & Talismans
For the past five years, I've been working at New Haven's historic counterculture shop, Group W Bench. When I am not busy building elaborate fantasy worlds in the storefront windows or working in my studio, I can be found stretching alongside my mischievous black cat, Oona.
Sara Hope Hill is a CT-based artist working with sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry. An obsessive collector, she assembles found objects into meticulously-detailed works of art that are both figurative and other-worldly, producing everything from ceramic mugs to original marionettes and a wide variety of talisman-like objects. Largely self-taught and using mostly unconventional materials, her works resemble those of a primitive outsider artist, often simultaneously grotesque and enchanting.