Clare Celeste Börsch is an American artist based in Berlin. She is best known for her large-scale paper installations and compositions of flora and fauna. The artist uses found, photographed, and hand-painted images to create her artworks. Her work has been featured in hotel lobbies, magazines, on book covers and wine bottles, and has even been made into puzzles. In an interview with Jackson’s Art she says this about her creative journey:
“I used to paint and used collage as a way to plan my paintings. Then one day I realized I liked the collage more and never went back!”
“I begin by collecting, cutting out, and sorting images. I later create series and large works in focused sprints. These bursts of creativity feel, at the time, very intuitive and I get into a flow. But the labour and planning that went in beforehand allow them to happen!”
“Collage also seems a very appropriate medium for me given my life story. Having grown up all over the world, my life has been a collage of sorts. For me, it makes sense to collage a Brazilian butterfly next to a North American flower. In my mind, they are intrinsically connected.”
Images: Courtesy of Clare Celeste Börsch.