"Oh, what a tangled web we weave....when first we practice to deceive." Walter Scott
Sydney Clare is an artist photographer: shortlisted for Jerwood Visual Arts Artist’s Bursary 2017, she received an Honourable Mention; Abstract for ‘pike 3’ in the International Photography Awards. Fascinated by responses to her work as the viewer gets to grips with the idea of photography being truly abstract. The question of what the viewer is looking at remains a secret. The artist forces the viewer to work at interpreting what they are seeing. Sydney Clare’s work as an artist follows an initial career as mechanical engineer making diverse products such as aero engines for Rolls Royce and riding hats for Thomas Townend. She drew upon her business experience to set up in interior design and secondly a jewellery company, but has found her true passion in photography. She now draws upon all skills to maintain a professional and disciplined practice, whilst enjoying new freedom, creativity and artistic innovation.