Borders and boundaries are meaningless; it is only the memory of land that connects us to place. That familiar mountain line, that road traveled over and over till it is so familiar we forget to notice it.
That is belonging. Sarah Parkinson-Howe is a graphic designer and artist living in Auckland, New Zealand. Having, like many New Zealanders lived globally for a large part of her life, she is constantly questioning her sense of place. She has never felt like she truly belonged, always feeling just slightly on the outside. It is this ‘gap’ or space between that she explores in her work.
Her style is diverse, but there is always a tension between the straight lines and structure of her design practice and the loose wanderings of pen on paper.