Clare's work stems from an obsession with the ordinary and the unnoticed, looking for beauty in the everyday mundane. Collecting and collating words, images and artefacts forms the basis for sculptural and installation works. These are long-term ongoing projects that dictate their own form, or have no fixed form, shifting as they develop so that they might never be resolved in one ‘finished’ piece. Everyday materials – accessible materials like paper and thread, found fabrics, ephemera, form the core of my making - combined with existing objects, photography and drawing. The focus is on her own familiar, the urban environment that she inhabits. Domesticity is a recurring theme; examining the repetitions and routine of the quotidian. Clare relishes the development of arcane skills, committing hundreds of hours of work to an object or an idea.
Further information: http://www.clarequalmann.co.uk/
Projects by Clare at The Facility:
» Homage to Mrs Rowlatt