De Sade looks at liminal spaces and otherwise unnoticed places.
Motorway verges, public footpaths, windowsills and front gardens are all coerced into landscapes. These images speak of a romantic urge to control and contain, all the while describing the wilderness of the other, escape and the search for the horizon.
She is interested in what landscape means to us today, exploring our experience of such and what it means to us in the digital age. Influenced by eighteenth and nineteenth century book and periodical illustration, De Sade is fascinated by the ways that information is given the authority of knowledge and how knowledge is transposed through memory, nostalgia and archetype.
She sees parallels between the challenges brought about by the sudden plethora of images and information that new printing techniques and the early beginnings of mass media in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, and those of our own digital age.