(b.1985) Claire explores discordant imagery within patterns as a way of intertwining the harmonious nature of pattern with internal images to create curiosity. She uses our relation to certain imagery and our trust in recognizing its perceived inherent beauty through the predisposed definition. The partnership between the viewer and the content seeks to play with that transient moment between initial perceptions and the understanding that develops through exploration.
My process begins with drawings transferred to cast plaster blocks which are used to hand press individual tiles. Typically, I begin with only an idea of the core pattern, such as figurative forms or a single directed pattern. I am drawn to visual puns and amusing juxtapositions of everyday objects, figure, flora and fauna as another tool to draw in the viewer. Although planning and patterning go hand and hand I allow the rhythm and weight of the pattern to develop as the production process proceeds.