Clark combines the newest Western techniques and materials with an
Eastern philosophical esthetic to make a cross cultural universal statement. His
source material is derived from dreams, meditation, music, and human
experiences of the inner and outer worlds. He strives to freeze
the ideas and feelings that stream through his consciousness into two
or three dimensional form images. The cosmos - the vast experience
of space and thought, provide an endless field for his mystical exploration
of human emotion.
painting process is a development of finishing methods of metal sculpture. He
began to see its potential as a painting medium in 1969 and has developed
it to its present state. Advanced methods of electroplating are
used as precious metals which are painted into a thick copper sheet
with electronic brush. Colors are formed as a result of a chemical
reaction between the plated surface and highly corrosive acids. Additional
textures are introduced by repousse, carving, grinding, and etching.
glitters with pure gold and silver and the viewer is presented with
a changing energetic surface as he moves relative to the piece and
the light source. Mr. Clark's compositions are deeply affected by the
formal ideas of balance and purity of the circle, combined with the
essence of the human figure. A profound peace is felt as the technological
scientific processes dissolve into a sensitive human understanding.
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