Claire Larkin Pope is currently based in Hickory, North Carolina where she works as an Assistant Art Professor and Art Program Coordinator at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Pope received her MA in Art History from the University of Kentucky, and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
"My work explores the notion of ecstatic quietude and the emotion of wonderment found in Nature during the Anthropocene Age and the evolution into the Post-human. I do this through an exploration of materiality. I collect both natural and man-made materials then combine them through a variety of methods with the intention of creating a new form which raises questions about our current relationship to Nature."
Claire Larkin Pope
left: Claire Larkin Pope, Source, 2016, gingko leaves, guinea feathers, robin’s egg, moss, latex, and paper, 24 x 36 x 36 in
right: Claire Larkin Pope, The Peace of Wild Things, 2016, cherry leaves, chicken feathers, pine cones, paper, 2 x 8 ft