This book contains essays by Barry Schwabsky and Simon Wallis. The English countryside offers a fascinatingly malleable subject allowing deeply embedded primal stories, desires and experiences to unfold: a significant aspect of Clare Woods' paintings. These are often derived from the photographs Woods takes of rural life, including supernaturally charged places, sometimes obscured by snow or nightfall. Her locations, devoid of any particular focus, are symbolic landscapes, humanized through palpable emotions and unseen presences. This publication accompanies the exhibition, "Clare Woods: Deaf Man's House" at Chisenhale Gallery, London.