About the work

“Whisper variation,” an ink drawing made with architectural drafting tools, describes a fractal letter S and a listening ear. As a diagram, the continuous line complicates the distinctions between interior and exterior spaces. Part of a larger body of work, “The Fork in the Salad,” this is one of a number of drawings and sculptures related to written language as material, and making an argument for collapsing the distinction between “nature” and “culture”.

About the artist

Claire Nereim (b. 1981, Chicago) lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her BA from Oberlin and her MFA from Calarts, and studied printmaking and typography before turning towards sculpture. In her work she investigates the materiality of written language and the relationship between architecture, botany, outer space and human bodies.