Clark creates landscapes, small homes, and other natural scenes in ways that make them seem as if they exist in real life, except she only uses floss and thread to create the picture.
She lays out her pallet before starting one of her pieces, just as if she were a painter preparing her palette.
Working pieces that are up to six feet in width, it can take up to 20 hours for her to complete a single piece – and Clark considers herself a fast worker in this medium.
Blurring the Line Between Crafts and Fine Art
Clark says that she likes to think that she reclaims the word “craft” from the idea that it contains unusual skill or knowledge that passes from one generation to the next.
There is a certain amount of domesticity that comes with her embroidery, yet her education in painting techniques allows her to create something that looks and feels as if it was placed there with a brush instead of a needle.
She earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Utah in painting and drawing in 2011.
Clark completed a residency at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, and now spends most of her time between her family and her work.