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Creative Insomnia

My work in the studio is spent going back and forth between mining the old ideas and ushering in the new. Truthfully my mind is many steps ahead of my hands. I think I have always lived with  creative insomnia. Restless with things that I've explored before, wanting to push into the unknown, living with the risk and challenge that comes with that territory is easier for me than boredom.

Once I have an idea I have to judge my commitment to it. Is it urgent enough that I must…

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Added by Thea Clark on October 7, 2012 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Inspiration @ a look ahead

"Root" necklace, 2011 (Photo Steven Brian Samuels)

One of the pieces selected by…

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Added by Thea Clark on February 8, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Re: Images and Appropriation

The discussion of reuse or appropriation of other peoples' images or work in the making of a new art work is well discussed in Randy Kennedy's  January 1, 2012 NY Times article"Apropos Appropriation "





 The internet makes appropriation all the easier. The flood of…
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Added by Thea Clark on December 31, 2011 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Thinking about Geography

I have been feeling very nostalgic for San Francisco since my visit there last November. Strangely this is always triggered when I see a house in New Jersey with a stucco exterior.  I realized the places I lived the longest or during important turning points in my life were all stuccoed. I never realized that this visual memory was so strong. I felt something like this when I moved back to S.F. after living in Wisconsin for three years, I thought I longed to see the ocean again, but what hit…

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Added by Thea Clark on May 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Post Show Report

The Freshest work at the show? By some standards*. I had a great time at the Smithsonian Craft Show, meeting wonderful artists, hearing people laugh out loud to my wearable wall piece "Hot Water", selling new multiples and one of a kind work. Although, some artists felt the show was less busy than last year and it did conflict with SOFA NY, which isn't desirable, I did pretty well for all new work and no mailing list.

 

*Edgy art can be polarizing with strong negative and…

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Added by Thea Clark on April 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Two Shows on the Horizon

Saturday, May 1, 2010…

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Added by Thea Clark on May 6, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Got off the sofa and went to SOFA NYC

Sunday, April 18, 2010…

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Added by Thea Clark on April 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Interview Action

Check out my interview in our local NY Times blog. Local artist Nancy Tobin is at the helm of the art section "West of Chelsea".

http://maplewood.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/27/west-of-chelsea-thea-clark/#more-9435

Added by Thea Clark on May 28, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Podcast with Arlene Fisch- Innovator of Textile Techniques with Metal

I just discovered www.weavecast.com.

Here is an interesting interview with Arlene Fisch.



http://www.weavecast.com/2006/04/episode-3-weaving-mettle-with-arlene.html


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Added by Thea Clark on October 7, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

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