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Silver foil detail
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Dime Painting

M. Clark

United States

Painting, Silver foil on Other

Size: 15 W x 20 H x 0.8 D in

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Silver foil on illustration board. Mounted on Sintra. — The three-quarter-inch edge has been finished with silver foil. — Shipped with a signed Certificate of Authenticity — Signed and dated on the back. — No additional framing needed. — Sawtooth hanger installed on the back. — Ready to hang.

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Painting:Silver foil on Other

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:15 W x 20 H x 0.8 D in

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I gravitate toward gold, copper, and silver foils because of their reflectivity. I love anticipating how light will reflect off of the foil on a finished piece, allowing one to see something new each time they approach the same artwork. Metal foils are timeless and substantive; they have been around for centuries. Their neutral palette allows my focus to stay on composition, texture, and light rather than color. The innovative technique I developed to apply metal foil to 2-dimensional surfaces is derived from a printing process and is something I’ve refined over many years to create large-scale, textural, wall-mounted pieces. My artwork is made in numerous stages across multiple months. With a general composition in mind, I produce something, then react to the first effort by altering the materials or rethinking the composition. I get into a state of flow where the medium is giving me directions for where the next stroke should go, like an intuitive logic for what elements need to be happening. The process is iterative; a compositional puzzle. It is after a work is complete that I can evaluate the meaning behind it. I examine the composition, the dynamic and interplay between shapes, the textures in the work that are catching and reflecting the light, the headspace I was in while creating it, along with the materials I used. As a dyslexic, written communication falls short of an adequate form of expression. It has a finality and definitive quality that is constraining. Because of this belief, my work aims to illuminate the power of non-representational communication. I'm continuously intrigued by the ways that texture, shape, and movement can be used to communicate emotion and feeling just as efficiently as concrete objects and words. The reflectivity of my medium allows the surroundings, including the viewer, to be reflected back into the piece and become part of the work. I use this as a metaphor to show the power the viewer brings to a piece of art and how their reaction becomes part of the artwork during the time they are experiencing it. Biography New York City-based gilder M. Clark creates metallic artwork by sculpting gold, copper, and silver foil. Her compositions explore how reflectivity, texture, and shape can suggest the illusion of depth and movement to create visual conversations about emotion. The reflectivity of her materials allows her to investigate the relationship between artwork and audience.

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