About May's Monsters
The Full Story
My name is Sarah-Jane May and I am a multidisciplinary artist from Atlanta, Georgia. I primarily work in sculpture and illustration, and graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sculpture in 2019.
In 2020 amidst the pandemic, I began to shift my focus from primarily fine art to my small business and began designing stationery, accessories, and greeting cards while I took a break from my sculptural work. Running May's Monsters has been so fulfilling and exciting and I'm excited to see how it continues to grow!
My Fine Art
In 2021 while working through some mental health struggles and watching several family members have their own health problems, I finally found my way back to creating sculptures.
While listening to the album Dreamland by Glass Animals, I was finally able to emotionally process all the hardship I had been fighting through the past two years and broke down into tears at hearing the end of the album. As I had been listening to the music, it gave me such great inspiration and visualizations of some shadow box pieces I wanted to create exploring these feelings and emotions.
My process for my Cocoon series has been very similar for each of the pieces. I like to explore my feelings and emotions through my connection to slugs and color in these mixed media pieces.