March 12th, 2010
Claire Brewster’s work is about retrieving the discarded, celebrating the unwanted and giving new life to the obsolete. In her own words – “You can tell as much about a society by what it throws out as by what it puts in its museums as mementos of prior existence.” Utilising maps that are rendered obsolete over time by the ever changing borders of countries and shifting continents, Claire creates beautiful intricate cut-out art and displays them like entomological studies. Birds, insects and flowers shown migrating from country to country are in a moment, captured and pinned within box frames and put on display to form records of our past times.
You can buy her work from the WowThankYou website. This is where I discovered her work today.
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