A Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco Program 舊金山中華文化基金会項目
Hong Kong Banyan 香港榕樹
In the Banyan series, Claire is drawn to the embodiment of life and cycles in the gestures of banyan trees and mountain figs. Roots spread aboveground, climb up, hang down as air roots, twist and merge with each other to form new trunks. Her paintings also explore the space occupied by these trees in the city: while some have room to breathe and expand within the urban environment, some are constricted by it, and attempt to break free.