Paper continues to be a source of exploration for Clare Pentlow. She embraces the versatile qualities of paper, its strength and fragility, and enjoys challenging common perceptions of the material.
Clare delights in turning an ordinary flat sheet of paper into something extraordinary. Precision hand cutting and folding are combined through methodical repetitive motions ,building layer upon layer of paper, and creating highly-textured, mesmerising surfaces which draw the viewer in. The methodical approach Clare takes is rooted in her love of maths and science: she is continually being inspired by patterns in nature.
White paper holds a particular interest for Clare: how different types of white paper can influence colours in the shadows, when layered, cut and folded together the material reveals hidden and surprising colours.