Screenprint by Chelsea Clarke

Chelsea Clarke (Richmond, VA) is printing, painting, carving, sewing, socializing, walking, reading, talking to horses, and steering clear of goats at North Mountain. Being on site, yet close to home, has allowed her to rediscover the value of the region. Chelsea is visiting from Richmond, Virginia, where she is part of the vibrant printmaking community. This makes North Mountain an easy drive and a welcomed escape from warehouse living and urban pace. While in residence, Chelsea has focused on her printmaking pratice, working with recurring patterns, found objects from the site, and imagery influenced by local surroundings. Stink bugs, wild roses, purple clovers, poppies, spiders, and geometric patterns have made their way into her prints. She balances her energy by rotating through multiple projects at one time at a tempered pace. Feeling the need to print on fabric, she built a screenprinting set up in her studio. Three screenprinted pillows were later constructed and now occupy the living room for balanced ambiance.