Claire has always been drawn to storytelling as a means of exploring and illuminating the human condition. Her artistic life began with writing fiction, but Claire found herself moving toward poetry as she strove to distill narratives to their bare and essential essence. It seems that photography was the next logical step in that process. Claire has a particular fondness for capturing the strange and stark beauty of places and people.
“Recently, my artistic focus has been to explore isolation and seclusion, and its psychological effects on humanity. Physical features, especially in landscapes, depict this isolation. There can be tremendous grace and beauty, as well as expansiveness and tranquility, arising out of pause and reflection. I want to express this beauty, while also acknowledging the void that can come from isolation.”
Claire’s artwork has been published in many fine literary magazines. Most recently her work was featured in the issue “The Art of Isolation: Finding the Silver Lining in the Pandemic Response” of Still Point Arts Quarterly and the “Ekphrastic Challenge” in Rattle Poetry Journal.
She is a Circle Foundation Juried Affiliate Artist, where her work was included in the Circle Foundation for the Arts group exhibit “Art in the Time of Coronavirus & Social Distancing,” as well as included in Circle Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine. Claire’s work has been included in exhibits at the PhotoPlace Gallery, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Las Laguna Gallery, Edge Gallery,Main Street Gallery in Lyons, Colorado and Core Art Space in Denver. She has been a regular contributor to R Gallery group exhibitions in Boulder, Colorado.
You can learn more at www.poeticphotoprints.com and at www.claireibarra.com
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