After Dante's Inferno, 2018
Clara sits with her former boyfriend, who now she works for as his live-in carer.
This work is about the role of place in shaping identity. The series, ‘A Surrounded Beauty’, is about islandness, characterised by isolation, connectedness, insularity and self-reliance.
Clara describes their relationship as a subtle co-dependency. As something we are all familiar with living on an island. Sometimes feeling trapped and other times nurtured.
“I have had to learn a great deal of what love is for this man so that we may occupy the same space and exist in harmony, otherwise we become villains to one another, comical and cartoonish but nonetheless sinister and cruel.”