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Opinion Paul Gravett on Sara Lightman / ArtReview

Paul Gravett

'And God Remembered Sarah' (Genesis 21:1), Sarah Lightman

By Paul Gravett

Sarah Lightman, 'And God Remembered Sarah' (Genesis 1:20) (detail), 2013

Not every autobiographical comics artist is driven to create her own private book from the Bible. Sarah Lightman’s motivation came from the fact that while the Book of Daniel and the Scroll of Esther bore the names of her brother and sister, there was no Book of Sarah. Until now. Lightman began her diary drawings in 1995 at London’s Slade School of Fine Art, which she displayed as projections and accompanied with her spoken texts. Looking back, she thinks, “I…

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