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Wanting to Be Seen

by Claire Lawrence
Wanting to Be Seen

Artist’s Statement

‘Wanting to Be Seen’ is an exploration into ageism and loneliness. The subject is alone, injured and vulnerable. His selfie captures the present. In the background, his memories of contributing to society, having family and friends, are vague and nearly forgotten. He waits, and wants to be seen.

Claire Lawrence

About Claire Lawrence

Claire Lawrence is a storyteller and visual artist living in British Columbia, Canada. She has been published in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and India. Her work has been performed on BBC radio. Claire’s stories have appeared in numerous publications including: GeistLitroRavensperchBrilliant Flash Fiction. She has a number of prize winning stories, and was nominated for the 2016 Pushcart Prize. Claire’s artwork has appeared in WiredA3 ReviewSunspotEsthetic ApostleHauntedFractured Nuance and more. Her graphic visual journal of the first 100 days of the Covid pandemic has been accepted as a historical document and museum piece in British Columbia.  Her goal is to write and publish in all genres, and not inhale too many fumes.

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