Work home

2004-07 Sea Fever and Ostia

Cluett’s digital exploration led to a series of study trips in search of mosaics - an art form that she considered to be the realist occurrence of pixilation which ‘was both physically constructed and architecturally located’ (Cluett, Excavating the Digital, 2007). She accumulated an image bank of Roman mosaics that she used as the foundation for a series of digital prints, and her films Ostia I and II, which looked at ‘aspects of shipping, trade and cultural exchange’ (Cluett, 2007). Cluett had just taken a sabbatical from her position as Chair of the Board of Postgraduate Studies at Chelsea College of Art and Design to concentrate on her work, and was entering an extremely productive period in her life when she was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and died in June 2007.