Proud Stories: Clara Wong
Q: What kind of performance artist are you?
Q: When did you first know that you wanted to be a full-time artist?
This is a really interesting question! I would say maybe around 2015? I was never a person who knew they wanted to be an actor, much less a full-time one. For me, it was more a series of a small steps starting post-college that led to me seriously considering it as an option somewhere in the mid-2010s.
Q: How are you keeping yourself inspired to create during this unprecedented time?
For me, it's more about taking the pressure off of myself to do anything. If I press too hard, often times, it can backfire and have the complete opposite effect; I can feel blocked or empty. During these months, I've been trying to give myself the space to *not* do anything creative. And sometimes, I find that if I do that, I'll feel more likely to sketch or daydream or some such. More often than not, you'll find me lying on the floor in a semi-supine position.
Q: What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome as an artist and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle I've had to face is certainly myself. I can experience a lot of imposter syndrome and worry about whether or not I'm actually capable of the task that is set out before me. I *haven't* overcome it, actually. It's tiny steps each day that will hopefully bring me closer to feeling like I know what I’m doing. Sometimes, it's steps backwards, but that's okay too. I'll just keep trying :)
Q: What are you most proud of in your career thus far?
I'm proud of giving myself a chance at a life in art.
Q: Is there anything you are working on now that can be shared and supported?
I am deeply fortunate to be an actor who is working right now. I'm spending some time on the 4th season of Amazon's GOLIATH, and it's a dream of a job. If you're so inclined, you can check out the previous 3 seasons on Amazon Prime.