Drawing is a way of slowing down time: I become fully absorbed in the process, often not feeling present in the world but present on the paper.
Clare Smith’s drawings frequently use printed marks as a starting point. She also works in monoprint and linocut and has experimented with nature printing, chine collé, cyanotype and solar plate etching. She rarely produces editions and when she does prefers to produce variable editions. For Smith the excitement of printmaking lies in its capacity for surprise.