Porcelain as Paper: Artworks by Clare Conway
American artist Clare Conway uses porcelain paper clay to emulate real paper and documents of personal significance concerning her relationships, censoring and redacting the information displayed in these pieces.
“This discretion is partly due to the anxiety of potential assessment on her personal life and partly a revolt against the increasingly blurred line between public and private information in our current society due to social media platforms.
Conway provides fragments of intact information and by censoring the rest she playfully arouses curiosity and forces the viewer to question what the destroyed information once conveyed. This engages her audience by allowing them to introduce their own narrative.”Art Posted on July 4, 2013