Spanning painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture, my work has been largely devoted to
elements from each into cohesive entities exploring physical growth, deterioration and decay,
spiritual cycles, and celebration.
I employ traditional lace making to render protective structures laced from thread and rope; as well as unconventional embroidery to create works on paper representing interior spaces and the outdoor paths leading to those spaces.
Clifford’s work investigates the intersection of aesthetics and violence; he is currently at work on a
group of large-scale drawings based on early 20th-century carnival shooting galleries using ink
and inlaid paper.
The process of mark-making through drawing, carving or etching is the most direct way for me to translate an experience. I am interested in capturing and unraveling the dualities of everyday, urban life in my imagery.
As a mixed-media artist, I am continually moving between concepts, materials, and processes such as sewing, printmaking, sculpture, and collage-making. My work examines voyeurism, tension, body language, and mimicry in social interaction.