Megan St. Clair

Region: MFA Annual

Emotional identities and intimacies fascinate me. Although these conditions cannot be clearly defined, I enjoy the struggle of attempting to examine them or create new questions asking what we think we know about ourselves. My goal is to question these complicated qualities of closeness through painting, sewing, or drawing.

The drawings and marks I create are neither erased nor perfected, but instead are allowed to exist in their most earnest and imperfect state. This earnestness in regard to material is also what I feel when reaching into my mind for memories of who I am, and who I was at different points in time.

For me, the watercolor creates an atmosphere of memory and a fluid state of searching, while the drawings anchor themselves through the people and places that have shaped my existence and understanding of my own identity.