Claire Molenda

“I find inspiration in comics, vintage toys, and homemade quilts. I use these things because of their permeation in our collective catalogues of mental imagery. I can then work away from their familiarity without losing the connotations they will always inherently have. Because we have all had emotional experiences with these things, my hope is that everyone—art “insider” or not—is able to use that point of relation to recall a memory and feeling of warmth or happiness when viewing my work.” – Claire Molenda