Being Claire’s husband has certain privileges. Other than having an awesome wife who makes incredible Shrimp ‘N Grits, likes college football and will take any road trip with me I also get a front row seat to what goes on behind the scenes in her studio. When we were living in Utah she took a photography course at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Her instructor used a term to describe a condition called “Annoying Travel Companion Syndrome.”
Anytime we go on a road trip you can be certain she will take at least 250+ digital photos along the way. And although we have traveled all over the West and New England, mountain ranges and ocean side photos are not her thing. No, she likes to take pictures of old, rotting things. Cars, barns, farm equipment…you name it. What might look like junk to you and I will be inspiration for another truly amazing piece of art to hang on somebody’s wall. Luckily, I get first dibs on what she produces!
Here are some examples of her work followed by the inspiration for that piece. Enjoy!