Author Archives: CT

About CT

Claire Townsend is a freelance costume designer/maker and theatre practitioner.

Sonic

So I thought I’d play with the idea of collage and sound, after seeing a fantastic collage by David Michael Reyes, on instagram (see here for the post.) All in all, I think it needs to be animated somehow, but … Continue reading

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Digital Experiments

“Burn it all down (to see what grows)” 2017 I love my photoshop, but I normally stick to my handcut cut and paste for collage work, knowing that using the digital renders me indecisive. There is never one piece created … Continue reading

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To the Sea

I travelled to Puerto Rico this last summer, and ever since I have been obsessed with waking up and looking at the sea out of the window. Especially as that sea reflected the green of the lush jungle of the … Continue reading

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On Psychogeography

Manhattan, fabric on wood, 18″ by 24″, 2014 Iceland, fabric on card, 18″ by 24″, 2015 When I first moved to NYC, I looked for a map. In London there’s the A to Z a handy small map book you … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope Hearts

I’ve become a little obsessed with kaleidoscopes recently, I guess with the New Year upon us, the idea of seeing things through a new filter is interesting to me. And the idea that by rotating the way we perceive things- … Continue reading

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Houses for Homes

Playing with scissors…

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Lucky Cards: creating tarot collage

The last few months have been really busy with work, and although it’s finally started to slow down, it’s also been really great in terms of forcing me to make my own creative pieces as an outlet. I got a … Continue reading

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For Storms and Hurricanes

“Do the times make the artist or does the artist make the times? Both at different times are correct—I guess. Some times got Shakespeare others got Pope, one period got Lady Murasaki and Sei Shonagon at the same time. What … Continue reading

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The Battle of New Orleans

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Word Play

I just discovered Kate Tempest. And even though rap isn’t normally my style of, I’m kind of in love with her lyrics. Her bluntess. And frankly the skill of those rhymes. I also discovered the video for Give from her … Continue reading

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