in the nature of things
Wherever it looped or ran
Some form or other
A brief suspension
From things that came before
All indifferent decay
A similar effect
forest and field
ground /// terrain
swarm + nest
Contact I About
  carolineclercstudio [at] gmail [dot] com

Caroline Clerc is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography. Her work responds to natural environments in the production of large-format photographs and sculpture. Her work is first performed though an immersion in the natural environment in long walks. Images are then digitally composited into a single photograph. Problematizing the act of looking and disrupting the idea that it is possible to fully understand one’s relationship to the environment or to nature, her anxious images without stable perspectives evoke imminent collapse. They reflect a precarious relationship with environments under perpetual threat by the effects of climate change. Her work also incorporates sculptural forms: improvised installation with the landscape; or the incorporation of found materials into a final installation. Her MFA is from University of California, Santa Barbara and her work has been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, nationally, and internationally. Artist residencies include Obracadobra, Oaxaca, Mexico; Millay Colony for the Arts, New York; Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Norway; ‘Nature, Art and Habitat’ Taleggio Valley, Italy; Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Studies, Montana; Caetani Cultural Centre, Canada; NAIRS Foundation, Switzerland; Serlachius Residency, Finland; and the Prairie Ronde Residency, Michigan. Caroline Clerc is an Associate Professor of Teaching at the University of Southern California.