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Beige Striped Chair, 2022, paint on vellum
Mystery Pond, 2021, paint on vellum
Open Window with Flowers, 2022, acrylic, pastel on vellum
Pond and Pathway, paint on vellum
Blue Chair with Cherry Blossoms, 2022, paint on vellum
My love affair with collecting papers (especially with text) began when I was a child.
I had the wacky notion that if I carefully stored them under my bed that, by osmosis, I would learn to read. My work is all about paper(s): torn, coloured, layered every imaginable kind. Currently I am exploring painting on translucent surfaces.
Over the years I have collected scores of paper, photographs and small artifacts. What inspires me most as subject matter are everyday objects I live with and landscapes of places I’ve visited.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Halifax-based artist Kit Clarke is a graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Central Technical School in Toronto and Art Institute of Chicago