The artist, as an outsider, is ideally placed for picking up that which has been chucked out. Claire Brewster’s work is about retrieving the discarded, celebrating the unwanted and giving new life to the obsolete. Claire uses old and out of date maps and atlases as her fabric with which to create her intricate, delicate and detailed cut outs.
The cut-outs are pinned either directly on to the wall as a large scale installation or captured in box frames. The shadows created when light is shined on them gives them a 3 dimensional quality and creates a feeling of movement.
Claire grew up in Lincolnshire and has been living and working in London for over 20 years. She has exhibited her work widely and it is held in public and private collections all over the world.