Day one back in the studio after a long summer and I finished round one of the Mali map in the new Land Grab series.
|Mali, Land Grab Series, 2012 by Kathryn Clark. Broken porcelain plates and clay pots. 5' x 5'|
I was able to accumulate enough plates from thrift stores and this friend and this new friend to make it happen. See that beautiful hand painted dish in the foreground? Pieces like this certainly add a level of depth I didn't have before. This piece was handmade in Egypt.
I still have two more days and counting before my daughter is back in school and I can be in the studio full time again. And that's when I'll sit down and start writing about this series.
I've noticed there's a lot more discussion of our food in the news these days, although that might be because I'm in California where Proposition 37: label our GMO's, is the top story. I'm guessing you can tell which side I'm on. It's getting nasty with Monsanto throwing a lot of money to fight it. This is just one of the issues that comes out of the global land grab and industrial mono-culture farming that results.
|Mali, Land Grab Series detail, 2012 by Kathryn Clark.|
Broken porcelain plates and clay pots. 5' x 5'
There are so many little facets of information that I need to summarize in one succinct paragraph. A definite challenge as a writer!
In other news, I have three more artists to share with you in the next two weeks. I can't wait!