Friday, January 20, 2012

Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy!


i volunteered to do a buoy for the Cape Ann Art Haven fundraiser that will
 be held on the 27th at Cruisport Gloucester.  finally found some glue strong enough 
to hold the madonna and child in the curve of the chopped up buoy.  as if i carved the niche just for them! 

 didn't think i would succeed with this project as i had no designs on this buoy 
from the very beginning.  all i kept thinking of was how phallic the form is.

i might leave it as is, just sign and date it.

'madonna with child' copyright clarke 2012
gloucester ma


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Preserves


"Copper Paint Manufactory" on left:
  copper leaf, fish scales, styrofoam particulate,
preserved in wax from melted candled ends 
in 3", 3oz jars.  copyright clarke 2012
gloucester ma


"LePages Mucilage" on right: 
aluminum leaf, fish scales, styrofoam particulate,
preserved in wax from melted candled ends 
in 3", 3oz jars.  copyright clarke 2012
gloucester ma


the paint company is out of business.  part of the iconic building is demolished;
 building being rehabbed by the Ocean Alliance, a non-profit 

the glue company is out of business. the property is now occupied by 2 gated communities.

the prosperity/demise of both companies followed the tides of the Gloucester fishing industry.

the wax is from vigil candles collected from various candlight vigils, services etc held at or in association with the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist church.

the styrofoam particulate is from a styrofoam buoy for The Cape Ann Art Haven's auction January 24th at Cruiseport, Gloucester.

jars:  purchased at Ace Hardware, Gloucester Crossing, Gloucester MA

Friday, January 6, 2012

Saatchi Showdown!

http://www.saatchionline.com/showdown/view/showdown/9/artist/52641

I have entered the Saatchi Collage Showdown.  If you have a Saatchi account look for The Fish Eye Bruegel by Debbie Clarke and give it a vote!   first round voting ends on the 19th.  my little 8x8" is up against 1959 other works. gawd.  a snowball in hell.  oh, well, i keep trying!


Here's The Fish Eye Bruegel.  If you wish to vote and don't have a Saatchi Account, you will have to set one up.  It is easy and free!

PICK ME!  PICK ME!  PICK ME!  send this little guy to London!

thank you,
Deb.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

hey Picasso!


'child with thinking cap'
tape transfer ground with metal leaf on stretchers

every-once-in-awhile these funny little line drawings show up in the work.  for years these only showed up in my 4x5" sketchbooks.  never took them seriously.  now, they give me a joy.  this reminds me of Picasso's work.  just sayin'.

best,
deb
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