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Clara Lieu, Visual Artist


Digging is an act which represents a wide range of topics, including excavation, history, burial, growth, and construction.  In this project, I viewed digging as a metaphor for a search. Our compulsion to search and dig on both a literal and metaphorical level is a constant imperative which we experience daily. These searches occur on many levels, from short searches for material items to life long searches for desired states of mind. In these images, I aim to create a sense of ambiguity in the figures so that they could represent any of these themes.



Intaglio & Relief Prints


Evolution of a Shared Vision, Currier Museum of Art

New England Currents: Clara Lieu, Danforth Museum of Art

New Prints 2005/Winter, International Print Center New York

Curatorial Essay, Dan Cameron