Until You Climb Into His Skin
This painting depicts a figure meeting the viewer’s gaze while being held or carried by the fiery silhouette of another. A white bird perched above watches the scene below.
Clarke's work explores the passage of time. The artist's compositions often feature distorted subjects in the act of appearing or disappearing—evoking a memory that is slowly fading away. Each layer of paint is an attempt to interpret a moment in time that would have otherwise been overlooked or forgotten. Inspired by her childhood, Clarke frequently references old family photo albums and collected letters and notes—as well as films and books that continue to pervade her own thoughts and memories.
Clarke’s paintings depict distorted figures in the act of appearing and disappearing, exploring the passage of time. Inspired by the enigmas of childhood, the artist uses layers of paint to evoke overlooked or forgotten memories that are slowly fading away. Clarke’s compositions frequently reference old family photo albums and collected letters and notes, as well as childhood films and books that continue to pervade the artist’s thoughts.