Clare Carter

My work is autobiographical, both documenting and investigating a sense of place through the position of motherhood in the Anthropocene. Using creative practice as a transformative process for engaging materials, sound, landscape and memory, my lifelong interest in geology, anthropology and ecology influences the way I articulate my subjects.

The interweaving and overlapping of landscapes, people, artefacts and architecture within different layering processes is central to how I respond to being in the world. I see it as a metamorphic intimacy where subjects are often buried or excavated or eroded, eventually becoming traces of histories and embodied experiences of specific places.

My work seeks to question the human relationship to landscapes; what makes a place, and why we care about them.  ‘Sobremesa’ (upon the table) is a kind of garden, experienced through the lens of a dining table: the giver and taker of memories, plans, utopian visions, failure and loss.

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Clare Carter, Sobremesa/Laundry (2022), floorboard print.