A performance artist living and working in Kingston, NY. Her performance practice is based upon impermanence, degeneration, and transformation. Clara seeks to challenge the notion of impermanence by presenting "art objects" such as the body, action, experience, memory, and story. Clara's process often incorporates tactile elements such as plaster, earth, and wax to wrap, coat, or layer the physical body within a temporary installation environment. Using text features such as books, signs and spoken words, as well as thematic or narrative work cycles, Clara exploits symbols, stories, physical space, and other subtle notions of relationships. A persistent theme of object-making as performance runs through her work, resulting in the manifestation of inconsequential art-objects or garbage, which drives the procession of narrative across related pieces.

April Resident:

Clara Diamond