Clare Phelan

is a visual artist using print and installation to explore the multiple dimensions of the print matrix.

Influenced by the post industrial landscape of Northern England where she has lived all her life, her current practice utilises nineteenth and twentieth century coding technology artefacts such as textile jacquards, music box discs and IBM punch cards.

“There’s a cycle of history through ordinary lives, of which Phelan has become an intrinsic player. Time is elasticised, bouncing back and forth as she uncovers objects that have lost their purpose, relics that she can re- use, and for their earlier stories to be re-told. The narratives are materially held in Phelan’s captivating work; each print bearing witness to the past.”

Dr Wendy Rhodes
Printmaking Today | Vol 31 | Summer 2022 | Issue 122 | pp 16-18