Tell us about what you're currently working on.
I'm a performing artist who lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I started a non-profit organization called Wheelbarrow Productions to partner with communities to create social change and economic opportunities through the arts. I am currently working on a project called Climate Recovery that is listening to local stories to understand our processes of change and how our environment is affecting us.
Has your work shifted in response to the pandemic? How?
Yes, my work has shifted a bit in response to the pandemic. I've started to create a character that speaks with an accent that I think is a blend of my Ethiopian friends I worked with on the Lalibela Circus and Cultural Show and my friends in Palestine where I created a piece called Cruelty. I'm also finding comedy in my work. I guess I'm going from crying a lot, to laughing more.
How do you think the creative process can help us confront our "new" reality?
In my opinion, the creative process enables us to create our own reality within this new reality.
Hope Clark is a performing artist who lives on the Eastern Shore in Maryland. See more of her work here.