Piece description from the artist
Claudia’s work serves as an interpretation of relationships; a commentary to the human race's dependence and desire to connect with one another, and to strengthen the idea of ‘community’. Source of inspiration for this series is biological imagery of neural synapses to create patterns of gaps and forms. Here, Claudia views the synaptic network as the essential means to connect, transmit and receive information.
Claudia Smalley is a first-generation Polish-American artist whose parents immigrated to Chicago in the late 1970s. She has shown work extensively in Chicago, and at national venues including the Polish Museum of America.
Claudia has been featured in local/national/international print publications such as the "Chicago Reader":http://www.chicagoreader.com/, "CBS Chicago (web edition)":http://chicago.cbslocal.com/, "Business News Daily":http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/, and "La Republica":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Repubblica