Charles Clary

My work stems from the loss of both my mother and father due to smoking related cancers in February of 2013. Their passing lead to a deep void in my life that led me to reinvestigate the trauma and horrors of childhood. Through this introspection I realized how many memories I could not recall and the empty abyss therein. Childhood trauma and abuse is an experience many of us relate to in one way or another. My work seeks to investigate these moments not as abhorrent events that are insurmountable, but as regrettable occurrences that changed the trajectory of who I am. By mimicking and encapsulating that trauma within distressed drywall panels, I fill that void with sculptures made from paper which is both fragile and flexible. Through this work, I draw a connection to the human psyche and the resilience we all have inside.

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Title, Size, medium and price for each work above:

Memento Morididdle
Hand cut paper and found frames
8 ‘  x 30 ‘   x 3″
NFS

Memento Morididdle
Hand cut paper and found frames
8 ‘   x 125 ‘   x 3″
NFS

Memento Viveradiddle
Movement #10
Hand cut paper and wallpaper on distressed drywall
36″ x 48″ x 3″
$8,000.00

Memento Macro- Diddle-itis Movement #5
Hand cut paper and wallpaper on distressed drywall
15″ x 21″ x 3″
$700.00

Memento Viveradiddle Movement #2
Hand cut paper and wallpaper on distressed drywall
5 ‘  x 9.5 ‘   x 5″
NFS

Memento Viveradiddle Movement #1
Hand cut paper and wallpaper on distressed drywall
NFS