The seed that was planted in childhood has now blossomed into a passion so intense it threatens to consume her every waking hour. Clara’s artwork defines her outlook on life and her gratitude for being blessed with talent fresh from the womb: “I am inspired to create when I think about all of the simple and irreplaceable gifts I have been given at birth. My motivation is the fact that I was born with a gift to create. And that I must utilize this gift in order to fulfill the promise bestowed to me at birth. ”
- Part of the reason that Clara is able to create such richly textured work is because she uses a variety of different materials, including “acrylics, paper, tissue paper and leather. [I also use] metal, findings, feathers, beads.” She also incorporates metal screens in some of her work. Clara doesn’t just limit herself to painting on canvas; she's developes and continues to explore; evidenced in these 3D wire sculptures.
You may find her wire sculptures in her studio at Artspace in downtown Raleigh and StufNSuch in Lafayette Village.
Something NEW! I had a vision of a chandelier. This is CHANDELIER I, made from upcycled material. It is 24" in diameter and 48" in length
HOMETOWN SHADOWBOX I
Inspired by my hometown, Rochester, NY. This piece is 14 x 8 x 2; copper wire and glass bead landscape with Rochester's skyline in the background.
Other mediums: paper, acrylics, wood.
Exquisite Paper Bowls
Clara spent most of 2013 in Houston, TX where she learned to make paper and paper bowls from a generous artist and teacher named, Treena Rowan. True to form, Clara developed this craft towards her abstract and expressive nature. They are made from decorative paper, fibers and carefully selected fabfics.