studio serendipity – secret message

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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

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Studio Serendipity – Shed Skins

shed skins

 

Shed skins of paintings

peeled from abandoned palettes.

A playground for ghosts.

 

Photo and haiku by Clinock

edited redux – 2014

Studio Brushes – Four Haiku

magic-forest

 

magical forest

blossoming through yielding touch

coming in colours

 

canopy caressed

rising wood adheres to hand

viscous sap flowing

 

thrusting branches stroke

pigmented liquids flooding

sensuality

 

rooting and seeding

treetops sway and dreams are born

sylvan mystery

 

 

photo and haiku by clinock

edited redux 2014

New Art Website Open / Update

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‘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

New Art Website Open

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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.

Owl King (renovation art 1)

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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.

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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.

MASHUP – Eno and Schwitters @the VAG

Part 2: Brian Eno covers Kurt Schwitters.

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