Claire Alexander Moore
Name: Claire Alexander Moore
Claire Alexander Moore is an Australian, UK-based artist-poet who makes illustrated poetry inspired by nature, space, meditation, geometry and the Tao. Her interest is in the point where word and line connect, this zero point of abyss which exists in the un-navigated creative space. She is always looking to unite the spaces within herself, reaching into this internal plain. The lines, shapes and words that come from this exploration make up the majority of her work. Claire studied a Degree in Creative Arts, majoring in Creative Writing and Photography from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapy from RMIT. She also teaches and studies a taoist form of energy yoga originating from Korea. She has three children and collaborates with her husband/creative partner photographer Casey Moore, they live together in Lewes, East Sussex.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?:
World Peace and swimming in the Pacific Ocean.
Which living person do you most admire?:
The Dalai Lama, Ilchi Lee, Yayoi Kusama, Leonard Cohen.
What is your greatest extravagance?:
Meditation tours and long haul international flights, mainly to Australia (home).
What is your current state of mind?:
Peaceful/anxious (I'm often in this bizarre in-between state!) eager and ready!
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?:
I'm not sure I could call any true virtues overrated.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?:
Which talent would you most like to have?:
Teleporting and to be a great healer.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?:
To be a *bit* more punctual.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?:
My happy and amazing children.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?:
A mountain or a very old tree.
Where would you most like to live?:
I've always dreamed of Tasmania.
What is your most treasured possession?:
My Grandmother's jewellery and my writing journals.
What is your favorite occupation?:
What is your most marked characteristic?:
Enthusiasm! And hopefully joy.
What do you most value in your friends?:
To be able to dance anywhere, anytime! Their laughter, love and compassion.
Who are your favorite writers?:
Jeanette Winterson, Milan Kundera, Leonard Cohan, Rumi, Lao Tzu, Silvia Plath, Haruki Murakami.
Who is your hero of fiction?:
Which historical figure do you most identify with?:
Joan of Arc.
Who are your heroes in real life?:
My husband, my parents, my sister and brother.
What is it that you most dislike?:
Bigotry, small-mindedness, hate, fear, war..... let's bring in the LOVE.
What is your greatest regret?:
Not trusting myself more with my work and what I have to share with the world.
What is your motto?:
'Y0U ARE MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE'.