Claire Brewster’s work is about retrieving the discarded, celebrating the unwanted and giving new life to the obsolete. Brewster uses old and out of date maps and atlases as her fabric with which to create intricate, delicate and detailed cut outs and collages. Nature is ever present even in the most urban of environments, taking over wherever we neglect, living in a separate yet parallel universe; affected by our actions, yet unconscious of them. Brewster takes her inspiration from this environment, creating entomological installations of ora and fauna from imagined locations.
For the Cartography Portfolio she has produced a collage using the map as a back drop for an imagined, exotic and dreamlike landscape, where borders have been crossed and impossible journeys have been made which are never more than a dream.