Clark’s work is inspired by the concepts of the phantasy, or the unconscious wish. It is a state of being where the conscious and the subconscious thought come together to create desires and wishes that are commonly referred to as wish fulfillments. While many phantasies are frequently pushed into submission due to societal norms, Clark has created a world that objectifies that negative and elevates the grotesque through beauty and absurdity. Allowing reality to guide the conscious thought while the fantasy and the subconscious express true desire, Clark aims to exploit her phantasies and release them into reality.
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