Kathryn Clark worked as an architectural and urban designer for seven years before becoming a full time artist in 2005.
Kathryn Clark’s recent work explores global issues ranging from the US foreclosure crisis to international border controls. Inspired by the pattern and scale of human manipulation on the planet, her work questions the long-range implications this has on our environment, society and economics. She relays these stories onto cloth, creating a historical document of our times. Presenting these subjects through the use of traditional textiles offers a viewer a more approachable relationship with narratives that we often choose to conveniently ignore. What at first seems beautiful, upon further investigation reveals a darker tale.
photograph by Leslie Sophia Lindell Photography, 2014