Working primarily in the field of printmaking, Clare has developed an interest in mass produced found objects using them as her printmaking matrix.
Influenced by the post industrial landscapes 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.
Clare explores these artefacts as carriers of narrative, the paper creases and the rusty damaged metal tell stories of obsolete technologies. They hold memories of their past, of their making and function. They also evoke memories of those who made and used them.
The traditional analogue printmaking processes she employs echo the labour inherent in the making of these materials, while the binary language of the machine dances in rhythmic patterns through her work as a signifier of our digital age.