by Sarah Lamond

About the Artist

Ginger was created by Sydney Graphic and Interior Designer, Sarah Lamond. Sarah designs retail spaces under Anomaly Design and produces whimsical products through her label, Foolhouse. Her work has been seen in House & Garden, Country Style and Inside Out Magazines, The Source, Spectrum and The Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald. Sarah’s father has Macular Degeneration, which is Australia’s leading cause of blindness. Being a designer and artist for over 25 years, Sarah has heavily relied on her vision and with a 50% chance of this disease being inherited, she feels grateful to be able to help Guide Dogs NSW/ACT raise money in this creative way.

About the artwork

Sarah Lamond's art dog

The idea for Ginger came about from Sarah’s memories of visiting the Tactile Dome in San Francisco’s Exploratorium; a pitch-black interactive experience exploring your sense of touch. Using that sense of touch as your only guide through mazes, one uncovers a myriad of unexpected textures and familiar objects. An amazingly tactile and revealing world. Sarah wanted her Guide Dog to have a touch of the joy of that tactile experience and to enhance the sweet joy of giving, just as these beautiful dogs enhance the quality of the lives of people with disabilities every day.