Ann Clarke MFA 94 TX
Based in Syracuse, NY
TWO STICKS KNITTING The constant in my work is telling a story with image and color in the textiles. The themes I cycle through are family history, nature, literary references (poetry and fiction), and stories from world news. I make colorful and whimsical one of a kind hats, which are the focus of my booth at RISD Craft, coats, blankets and rugs. From conception to completion I work as a collage artist, gathering images, juxtaposing and arranging them into compositions, repeating them, and sometimes altering.
What are some things that inspire you in your studio practice?
Color, textures, fuzzy things, happy customers.
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD? How so?
All I do in the studio keys back to my time at RISD, not only in my practice but also the lifelong friendships!
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
More whimsical hats!
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?
Wearable Expressions 2017, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
To see more of Ann's work, visit annclarkeart.com