Author Archives: CT

About CT

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

Moving is in every direction

Wolfgang Tillmans with Isa Genzken, Science Fiction Every direction is go… Last week I was in Berlin and a dear friend directed me to the Hamburger Bahnhof, which is an amazing art museum of contemporary art, in a train Station, specifically … Continue reading

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The Library of Water 

   I visited Roni Horn’s Library of Water yesterday while in Iceland, and then while wandering around town I found the regular library, and a very helpful librarian who was fantastic in finding me all the books they have on … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscopic

    Olafur Eliasson So I have been happily obsessed with kaleidoscopes now for the past year, and what started as a minor curiosity with an old childhood toy, has become something to dig and explore into over and over … Continue reading

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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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