Saira Mclaren

Who are you and what do you do?

saira mclaren, a canadian painter living and working in brooklyn, ny. 

Who/what inspires you?

the north, bleak weather, costumes, mummery, pretend spiritualism, sex, clouds, public radio programs, community centers, the old, bad ideas, david milne, charles burchfield and sonia delauney. colour.

What themes do you pursue?

pareidolia, the space between, chance, desire, chromophobia and simultaneous composition.

Why art?

I am terrible at most other things

Name some artists you would like to be compared to.

Hmm this is too hard to answer.