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Exhibition Statement

Using characters I create narratives that are the reactions I have to loss, the desire for connection, and the search for more. My hope is that the functional work I make is used by their owners, and the tales have a chance to live and exist in everyday life, rather than in a closed book where it may be forgotten. I was heavily influenced by my grandmother and her Fabergé eggs she would make. I was captivated by the details, and always imagined myself inside them. From that early influence I have always seen the figures that appear in my stories as a reflection of myself, my mental state, and the internal battles I am sorting through. With my background in illustration I enjoy making busy and highly illustrated work that invites the viewer in. I believe that in those moments, you and I truly connect, and that is a precious thing in a world that is so disjointed. ~ Claire McCauley