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  • Clairebrewster Aconferenceofbirds Diehl4

    A Conference of Bird – install shots

    Hi there, I’ve been a bit quiet as I was away on holiday and then got consumed by working on a proposal (why do the always take twice as long as you think they’re going to). But I’m back now and excited to share some […]

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  • Clairebrewster Seekingthedark Detail2

    A Conference of Birds

    So this is it. A Conference of Birds opens this week, Friday to be exact (click here for details). The work has all arrived safe and sound which I can tell you was a massive relief. I’m always worrying about it until I know it’s […]

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  • Clairebrewster Maelstrom Detail6

    Maelstrom

    Maelstrom, hand cut UNESCO Geological Map of North America, pins. I love this piece so much. The map is amazing to start with and then I’m really happy with how it worked out. It is 84 cm wide by 67 cm high and framed in […]

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  • Clairebrewster Inthepink Detail3

    In The Pink

    In The Pink is another in my series of layered works. This piece is 2 maps layered up. The birds are Great Horned Owls cut from a geological map of Yellowstone Park and are pinned on top of a topographical map cut into trees. This […]

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  • Clairebrewster Maelstrom Detail6

    Carving New Worlds

    The amazing Fern from Great Scott Films made a short film about me, and you can see it above. It’s the strangest thing watching yourself on video. It’s taken some getting used to. I’m glad I have though, as Fern has made such a lovely […]

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  • Clairebrewster Hidinginplainsight Detail2

    Hiding in Plain Sight

    Hiding in Plain Sight is part of my series of layered works. This piece is 3 maps layered up. The birds and tree are cut from separate maps. I then pinned the tree using really short pins and the birds with my normal pins. It […]

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  • Clairebrewster Fromtheearth Detail2

    From The Earth

    This is ‘From The Earth’ one of my series of of layered works. I used 2 maps to create a landscape for the birds. It’s always interesting how works come about, this one happened because I bought a folio of geographical maps that I thought […]

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  • Clairebrewster Areyougoingmyway Detail2

    Are You Going My Way?

    This is a majestic Great Horned Owl which I hand cut from a map showing timber density in Wyoming, to put it into context the red bits are cultivated land, so that’s a lot of timer! I love these timber density maps, a new discovery […]

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  • Clairebrewster Findingmyway Detail1

    Finding my way

    Here’s my lovely red tailed Hawk called ‘Finding My Way’. I love the colours of this map, those greens and browns with a touch of orange, so gorgeous. This piece is part of my solo show, A Conference of Birds, at Diehl Gallery in Jackson […]

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  • Clairebrewster Burningbright Detail2

    Burning Bright

    Burning Bright one of a series of works I’ve made where I’ve layered 2 (or more) maps to create a landscape. These maps are from a portfolio of geological and topographical maps of the Yellowstone National Park. It’s approximately 51 cm wide x 62 cm […]

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