My work explores the cast-off byproducts of our progress. As the responsibility forevolution becomes our own and our technologies advance at an exponential rate, what is left bythe wayside? What grows in the wake of our post human existence? Is it a benign form of fungalgrowth, waiting in a cave, that holds the cure for cancer and Alzheimer’s? Is it some mechanicalsuper flu that will return us to a pre-industrialized state? Could it be that self-aware creature,growing under the sea, which waits to destroy Tokyo?The periphery of our progress and our attention is as important as the goals andaspirations that fuel humanity’s headlong rush forward. My work turns over rocks, looks inclosets, and pokes that thing slithering on the seashore, hoping for a glimpse of the unintended. It makes the profane and discarded beautiful and interesting. With my drawings, I hope to bringattention to the wonder and fear that grow at the edges of our attention.
Come see Clayton's work and meet him at the 2nd Local Butcher art show on October 15th!!
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