Charles Clary (M.F.A., painting, 2009) was born in Morristown, Tennessee and currently lives and works in Conway, South Carolina. Clary has exhibited throughout world and in 2016, he received Top Prize at ArtFields competition, Lake City, South Carolina. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as Wired magazine, Colossal, Hi-Fructose and others. Clary uses paper to create fabricated realities that challenge the viewer to suspend disbelief. By layering paper, he is able to build intriguing land formations that mimic viral colonies and concentric sound waves. These strange landmasses contaminate and infect the surfaces they inhabit, transforming the space into something suitable for their gestation.