Thursday, June 25, 2009

Palimsest: The Peabody Historical Society, historic interpretation

18x20" glass with paint, with foiled panel.
copyright clarke 2009
gloucester ma

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Historic Interpretation: AA BB Chair Reel

Two views, same painting, under different light sources. "The face we love the best" (paraphrase Leonardo) becomes incorporated into the glass artwork, as the viewer can see their own reflection in the glass. The artwork constantly changes.

copyright clarke 2009 gloucester ma

clicking the title will bring one to Peabody Historical show that this work is for. My work will be in part 2 opening in August.

Blackie and Wilson

Algae Bloom. Time for a water change, the increased oxygen makes Blackie go dormant. When the weather is warmer, Blackie will go outside to live in a fish pond. We have had a good winter together.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The WIP (work in progress): The Wedding Reel

This is a detail showing the willow ware detail. the glass is backed with a gilded/painted panel. This is my interpretation in response to the collection of The Peabody Historical Society. This year they invited artists to create new work inspired by their historic collection. I have completed one study, and this painting, which is near completion. I have one more idea for the show, then off to the framers. My work will appear in the second have of the show (the first opens this weekend) with an opening in August, showing through September.
clicking the title above will take you to the site of the historicals current exhibitions