Claire works mainly as a printmaker and usually uses the body as the starting point for her work.
The process of printmaking suits the subject of the body well, primarily for the way in which prints are usually built up in layers, using different printing plates, print processes and colours, and adding chine collé.
The unpredictability of etching in particular reflects the unpredictability of our bodies - we usually hardly notice them until things go wrong. Over time printing plates gradually deteriorate, reflecting the body’s own deterioration. And just as our bodies regenerate many times in our lifetime, many printing plates can also be regenerated and reused time and again.