A working studio becomes layered with deep and wondrous drifts of raw material that become shifted and shuffled as space is made for creating the piece of the moment.
Meanwhile potential masterpieces breed in the rubble, invisible and silent.
It’s only when I look through a camera’s frame that what was unseen before reveals itself. These random juxtapositions and chance encounters of textures, shapes and colours form an ever changing and fertile landscape of ideas and possibilities.
The power of framing, of choosing this rather than that, of building a fence around wild horses, of playing hide and seek with the world, of focusing perception within a rectangle, of now you see it now you don’t…
Inspiration does exist but it must find you working.” Pablo Picasso
photo by Clinock
edited redux 2014
Shed skins of paintings
peeled from abandoned palettes.
A playground for ghosts.
Photo and haiku by Clinock
edited redux – 2014
blossoming through yielding touch
coming in colours
rising wood adheres to hand
viscous sap flowing
thrusting branches stroke
pigmented liquids flooding
rooting and seeding
treetops sway and dreams are born
photo and haiku by clinock
edited redux 2014
‘This is the link to my new Art Portfolio website’, I’m sorry there was a Linkage Leakage. I have changed it to how you see it here: http://www.johnclinockart.com
Please let me know if this link now connects you directly to my new site, OR not. I appreciate your assistance while I sort this out..
I want to clarify that I now have two sites: This one, Art Rat Cafe, that will continue as is and always has been, AND, my new Art Portfolio website that is created with the single purpose and intention of showing my art in as simple and as formal a context as possible.
I welcome your visit and comments.
Altered photo by clinock
I have now published my professional art portfolio website. It is created with the single intention of showing my art in as simple and as formal a context as possible. My business card will point to this new website as will I when seeking the elusive showing opportunity. I welcome your visit and comments.
This is the link to my new art portfolio website: http://www.johnclinockart.com
Art Rat Cafe will, of course, continue. It will often echo the content of my new portfolio Gallery but, as always, elaborated with Gothic hanky-panky, poetry swelling like thunder cloud, beatific blues, food for thought and a roll in the hay.
Uneasy lies the crown
upon so small a head
as he emerges by touch,
by earth and fire,
by skulls and owl magic
to begin the dance.
While ‘renovating’ last year I found a long forgotten plastic tub containing about 10 kilos of clay. Amazingly it was still soft so I began working some small pinch pots that quickly became faces. Immediately I understood they were 3D versions of my painted, 2D ‘Inner Portraits’ series. Soon I had 15 small clay heads, fired and stained with acrylics.
I made wooden stands for the heads but felt they needed more so I created clay and mixed media ‘bodies’ to contain the heads. The first of these was Owl King, shown at top of post. I will share more in future posts.
Art and poem by Clinock.
Sculpture: Owl King by Clinock. Height 6” x Width 5” x Depth 6” (varies). Fired and stained clay / Collaged and painted doll’s arm / Beads.
Part 2: Brian Eno covers Kurt Schwitters.