Bankley Studios & Artists Gallery

Valerie Clarke

They get distracted by shiny things Media: Compost, wire, muslin, crushed glass and PVA
Ascending Media: Hay, wire, pine and PVA
Chorlton tree climbers Natural materials. Chorlton Arts Festival Sculpture Trail

I have always been interested in using natural materials in my work. I like to explore the properties of the materials and the processes that transform them into something different and perhaps unexpected. My interest in the relationship between the landscape and the body has often resulted in my work being produced in situ. The nature of the materials and effects of the elements mean that the work has a transitory existence, which echoes our own relationship with the earth.

My interest has recently expanded to consider both society on a wider scale, which resulted in curating an exhibition wexploring consumerism; and in contrast to the sociological perspectives, the intimate, subconscious world of the individual mind.

I have worked in further education for many years and have undertaken residencies, schools projects, commissions and collaborations.

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