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Harriet Clare

Woebegone

Woebegone

Harriet Clare's Woebegone series reconfigures nature into a kaleidoscopic fantasy, in what is her second photographic series that responds to the northern European winter of her adoptive Berlin. Here subtly tinted signs of life cling to otherwise barren branches. The images turn in on themselves in the introspective nature of the season, both accepting and rejecting the Woe that winter brings. The emphasis of line and texture draw the viewer in to the fragility that manages to endure the winter beast in a cycle of flourishing and floundering. Her eye is drawn to quietly arresting images in the everyday that whisper rather than shout. Composing them in order to draw out an alternative story or personality within.