Sally Boon Matthews is a UK artist based in New York City, exploring the intersection of stitching, text, mark-making, and video. She is interested in how we touch the world through the reciprocity of Language, Body, and Time. 

Her process involves a deliberate unraveling and re-weaving of personal and historical narratives. These new open-ended narratives view history as both a fluid entity and a place of meditative reflection. 

Matthews is interested in combining traditional techniques and materials with contemporary methods. For example, stitching text on ephemeral materials like translucent paper or floating embroidery stitches on water. The results often produce unexpected results that open up new possibilities for the various mediums she works in.

Through her work, Matthews aims to inspire others to challenge the status quo and envision new possibilities for themselves and their communities.


Her influences and inspirations come from an ever-evolving list of conditions/states/observations and things including.... antiquity…bayeux tapestry....breathing in breathing out…cave art …celts...dragonflies…echoes...fog...ferries…ghosts…humidity…moon jars…silent illumination...shattering the great doubt...stalagmites and stalactites...stone circles...thunder…voids…where the river meets the sea...x-rays... yolks of eggs, and zen...