Painting · Sculpture · Wood
Following my Muse has taken me on a circuitous path through different materials and mediums. I consider myself to be a painter although for decades I have been working in stone, wood, glass, and then back to paper and pigment. I don’t utilize three-dimensional materials as a sculptor would. I leave the base shape of the materials untouched and utilize surface applications of color and texture much as a painter affects canvas. I present a carnival of mythological narrative drawing deeply from superstitions, historical and contemporary mythology along with cultural folklore icons. I often include allegorical imagery or elements of magical symbolism. My work features symbolic rather than realistic color, symbols instead of perceived reality, ideas rather than direct observation. In the end, my philosopher’s stone is made of pigment, paper, stone and bone, involving spiritual and folkloric elements and the search for meaning that extends through generations.
Marc Clements is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.
Our gallery, #166 in the Northrup King Building will have open doors during Art a Whirl and we encourage you to attend.
Marc Clements takes online orders for pickup and shipping through this website.
Marc Clements takes commissions.
Cairns, or Stacked Stones are one of the oldest forms of mankind’s artistic expression. Although I principally consider myself to be a painter for decades I have been also working in stone. I don’t address stone as a sculptor would. Typically I add surface applications leaving the natural shape untouched much as a painter affects canvas. The stone stacks are built to order and pricing will vary. I’d be happy to build one or three for you!
Ultimately whichever medium I am working with at the core I am a painter. My basic theme is mythology and whether I’m working in pigment and canvas, stone, wood or bone I approach my materials the way a painter affects canvas, with surface applications utilizing color and texture to achieve my vision.
Cedar logs from the North Shore of Lake Superior enhanced with hand made Glass Eyes to look over your property and well being. Price will vary depending on size. A silent totem to hold space for you. Delivery and Installation is available in the Greater Metro Area.
In Germany and throughout much of the Alps, Jolly Old St Nick has an evil helper named Krampus. While Santa brings gifts to the good children, Krampus punishes the wicked. Krampus is one member of the race of Perchten, in this tradition the young men of the village carve elaborate wooden masks and help frighten winter out of the village. Doing my part to add to the narrative I have carved some Krampus and Perchten for your enjoyment. Local pickup and delivery only.
Challenged by the Oddities and Curiosities Exhibition who initially felt that my work wasn’t weird enough, (Seriously) I developed this line of ethically sourced natural raccoon skulls. Augmented with glass and dyes, the cancellation of the Oddities show this year allows me to offer them to you!
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