CLAIRE CUSACK lives in a world inspired by ordinary objects. Whether in her native Texas or worldly travels, she invariably finds meaningful “trash” that she transforms into unexpected and exquisite sculptures.
Her artist materials are often gathered from urban intersections, rural roads, beaches, old garages, railroad tracks, and other surprising places. According to Cusack, many of the objects have individual voices that guide the unusual pairing and complex assembling of each piece.
In her constructions, she minimizes the use of glue and other fixatives, relying on precise furniture making techniques to ensure that parts are securely fitted. The perceived simplicity of the end result masks the artist’s strenuous process and meticulous attention to detail.
Cusack’s work evokes an honest passion that comes from the heart. The reinvented context of objects through her vision has many stories to tell. Ultimately, her art expresses a raw spirituality not unlike the art of many primitive cultures.