Corning, NY

Claire Kelly

Selected Work

About Claire Kelly

The themes of my glass sculptures revolve around the psychological and physical relationships we have with animals and their larger connection to our environment. These colorful worlds allow me to explore concepts of perception, liminality, and memory. The result is a series of fantastic landscapes that bring a consciousness to their decorative status. The work examines the terrain of environmental responsibility and a sense of self. My sculptures tell a story about the fragility and conservation of these small worlds as well as describing their role in a grander scheme. References to cosmic phenomena are used to describe the work and remind the viewer of the vastness of time and the beauty of our place in it. 

These engaging and cheerful sculptures are a gentle mirror allowing us to examine our contradictory world. My glass landscapes and animals are advocates for the precious worlds they represent.