The Book of Sarah Hardback
The Book of Sarah is missing from the bible, so artist Sarah Lightman sets out to make her own: questioning religion, family, motherhood and what it takes to be an artist in this quietly subversive visual autobiography from NW3. The Jerusalem Bible, Ellerdale Road, St Paul's Girls School and a baby monitor: books and streets, buildings and objects ll this bildungsroman set in Hampstead, North West London.
Sarah Lightman has been drawing her life since she was a 22-year-old undergraduate at The Slade School of Art.
The Book of Sarah traces her journey from modern Jewish orthodoxy to a feminist Judaism, as she searches between the complex layers of family and family history that she inherited and inhabited.
While the act of drawing came easily, the letting go of past failures, attachments and expectations did not.
It is these that form the focus of Sarah's astonishingly beautiful pages, as we bear witness to her making the world her own.