The Artist Support Pledge is new scheme which aims to promote and support artists at a difficult time. The concept is simple: Artists who commit to the pledge will post images of a work that’s for sale on Instagram, for no more than £200 ($230), and each time their sales reach £1,000 ($1,155) they promise to buy another artist’s work for £200.

Selling certain works cheaper is an act of generosity on the part of artists in return for support. In addition, when an artist reaches their target, they pledge to pay it forward

The initiative was set up by Matthew Burrows to alleviate some of the stress the pandemic has caused to artists. The project, which he launched on his Instagram page, “was really a response to the current situation, a creative solution to how I might help myself but also friends and colleagues through this period, by utilizing the generosity of  the arts community”

I currently have a number of works on offer (with more to follow) which can be purchased direct or through my Big Cartel site.

links to the work (clockwise):

Riflesso di terra arida (Reflection of Dry Earth)

Artichoke Stalks

Studio con il nero (Study with Black)

Acqua limpida (Limpid Water)

Studio sull’alba 3 (Dawn Study 3) 



Ash Seeds

‘Ash Seeds’ (2015) evokes the ancient human significance of the ash tree and its fragility. The digital print is of constructed ice and plant material with seeds from an ash tree afflicted by Chalara dieback disease.

One of a series produced for Halse for hazel (Halse), a sequence of poems about trees, their languages and forms by Frances Presley (Shearsman Books). The images were reproduced in black and white in the book.

The collaboration took place during the final year of Presley’s project funded by the Arts Council and included research at the national collections of Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place. Images and texts were exhibited as part of the exhibition ‘In the open’, at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge in 2015.

Available to buy from: irmairsara.bigcartel.com/product/ash-seeds

limited edition digital print
edition of 15

Epson archival inks on Somerset Velvet 300gsm paper

digital print of birch bark, dyed paper pulps, ice and shredded text

H 84.1 x W 59.4 cm

Aerial landscape 5

Aerial landscape 5 (2013) represents a view of Sussex showing a landscape delineated by boundary and colour where land meets sea.
The yellow of the rapeseed fields and light greens and browns are divided by the precise man-made geometry of dark green hedges.
I used re-cycled dyed leather where I transferred the colour onto the wet cotton pulp in order to fuse it with the existing pigment dyes.
The result is a work imbued with a feeling of nostalgia, a look back at the past from a position of borrowed time.

cotton fibre, pigment dyes
H 28 x W 36 cm

This work is available to buy from:

Invito sulla torre di Babele

I created Invito sulla torre di Babele in the Accademia di Belle Arti under the tutelage of Fabio Bertoni who maintained that you can extract something from nothing by starting with the language of lines.

Using the story of the Tower of Babel I wanted to explore the idea of language emerging organically from a landscape.

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Limited edition 2 colour etching
Aquatint, sugar-lift, aquaforte, rolled colour

30/30 – number 30 of an edition of 30

Paper: Somerset White Texture 300gsm

Print size: H 23 cm x W 25.5 cm
Paper size: H 35 cm x W 38 cm

Suggested framed dimensions:
H 43 x W 45 cm (min)

Paper Pulp and Type

Over the summer, I produced a series of paper pulp panels for a composite art installation. Each section will now have type added – recycled fragmented sayings and thoughts – using letterpress printing on a book press.


New Selling Platform

My new selling platform at Big Cartel is now live and includes a selection of fibre art pulpworks, etchings and digital prints. Click on the link to browse the artwork which will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any questions please get in touch – I’d love to hear from you.







Uni e verso (1991) / 2 colour etching / aquatint, open bite, aqua-forte /
A/P4 (edition of 20) / Somerset White Texture 300gsm / H 35 cm x W 28 cm

Arrestarsi ai raggi notturni (2006) /cotton fibre, pigment dyes / H 31 x W 27 cm

Halse for Hazel (2015) / A1 / limited edition digital print / edition of 15 / Epson archival inks on Somerset Velvet 300gsm paper

Exhibition Update

Due to the current situation my upcoming events and exhibitions
have been cancelled or postponed, including those listed below.
Please check back for updates.
I look forward to seeing you all in the not-too-distant future.

EARTH IS CALLING touring exhibition
Walthamstow Wetlands
1 – 30 September

4 – 5 October 2020

Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
October 2020

Earth is Calling

About the Book

My focus has shifted to invisible nature, micro pollution and micro fibre plastic.
Current project, Earth is Calling, explores the issues through a series of fibre art pulp works, contrasting natural, organic material with man-made plastic fibre. In other works micro-photography, film and time-lapse are used to produce my outcomes.
The project culminated in a large-scale exhibition at the Crypt Gallery, London (Oct/Nov 2019) for which the book below was produced. The intention now is to tour the exhibition while developing further work. Two venues have been agreed on so far.