Distant Relations

These pieces are composed of photographic images from my past and the material evidence of my present. Made both in the city I grew up in and the place I currently live in, they represent the dislocation that comes of being not quite at home in either place, as well as remembrance of the past, loss and love.

 

Distant Relations, Clare Thomas, 2017, chalkboard paint, chalk, paper and wax on canvas, 24″ x 48′. Installation view, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria.

 

Girl with Dog, Clare Thomas, 2017, chalkboard paint, chalk, paper and wax on wood, each 12″ x12″. Installation view, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria.

 

Girl with Flowers, Clare Thomas, 2017, paper and acrylic paint on wooden board, 12″ x 19″

 

When I Come Back, Clare Thomas, 2017, paper and colour pencil on wood panel, each 6″ x 6.” Installation view, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria.

 

 

Hello Goodbye, Clare Thomas, 2017, paper and acrylic paint on wood, 12″ x 19″

 

“between what was and what is”, Clare Thomas, 2017, paper and gouache on found cardboard, each 13″ x 13″ (framed.) Slide Room Gallery, Victoria.