Claire Townsend is an artist working and creating in Brooklyn since 2014, she graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 2003, and holds an MA from Central St Martins, from 2008.
This is a site of inspiration for my creative work. Originally a blog all about text based art and collage, which inspired my own paint and text work, my work is veering into new directions and the blog I imagine will follow suit.
Originally my work was all collage, using disassembled advertisements to create new narratives, trying to break the sex based consumer images to create female driven narratives based on fairytales and myths. I liked repurposing these sale techniques to new ends, to better healthier stories, the idea of which Salmon Rushdie introduced me to in the health of the sea of stories, in Haroun and The Sea of Stories, as an imaginative 10 year old. I’m still interested in these types of stories, but also am exploring map making, seascapes, and kaleidoscopes, again trying to use magazines tear sheets to be repurposed into a larger picture, but also figuring out painting and fabric/ textile work.
In short, I’m looking forward to adding more of my own work to the site and using it more as a creative spring board.