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Thea Clark

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Published: 08.06.2016
Thea Clark. Installation: Cryosphere So Blue, 2016. Foam ,plexiglass thread, dimensions variable. Site specific installation , Velvet DaVinci Gallery. Thea Clark
Installation: Cryosphere So Blue, 2016
Foam ,plexiglass thread, dimensions variable
Site specific installation , Velvet DaVinci Gallery
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Thea Clark. Installation: Cryosphere So Blue, 2016. Foam ,plexiglass thread, dimensions variable. Site specific installation , Velvet DaVinci Gallery. Thea Clark
Installation: Cryosphere So Blue, 2016
Foam ,plexiglass thread, dimensions variable
Site specific installation , Velvet DaVinci Gallery
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Narrative Brooch, 2016. Mixed media. In situ. Thea Clark
Brooch: Narrative Brooch, 2016
Mixed media
In situ
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Exhibition view, Elevator.
Exhibition view, Elevator

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Thea Clark. Brooch: Hisinger Glacier Brooch. Pigmented plaster, resin, hemp cord, silver, brass, rutilated quartz beads. In situ. Thea Clark
Brooch: Hisinger Glacier Brooch
Pigmented plaster, resin, hemp cord, silver, brass, rutilated quartz beads
In situ
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Head of Josef Franz Fiord Brooch. Silver, textile. Thea Clark
Brooch: Head of Josef Franz Fiord Brooch
Silver, textile
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Thea Clark. Pendant: Echo Sounding Profile pendant, 2016. Sterling silver, cotton cord. In situ. Thea Clark
Pendant: Echo Sounding Profile pendant, 2016
Sterling silver, cotton cord
In situ
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Thea Clark. Necklace: Morainless Glacier Necklace, 2016. Resin, stones, brass, silver, anthracite, wood, hemp cord. In situ. Thea Clark
Necklace: Morainless Glacier Necklace, 2016
Resin, stones, brass, silver, anthracite, wood, hemp cord
In situ
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Walthauser Glacier Brooch, 2016. Resin, stones, wood, silver. Thea Clark
Brooch: Walthauser Glacier Brooch, 2016
Resin, stones, wood, silver
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Thea Clark. Necklace: Echo Soundings Profile necklace, 2016. Cord, sterling silver, leather. In situ. Thea Clark
Necklace: Echo Soundings Profile necklace, 2016
Cord, sterling silver, leather
In situ
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Thea Clark
. Brooches, necklaces, objects, 2013.
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Brooches, necklaces, objects, 2013

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Thea Clark. Necklace: Cyan Breast Plate, 2014. Wood, cyanotype on silk, plastic, silver. Thea Clark
Necklace: Cyan Breast Plate, 2014
Wood, cyanotype on silk, plastic, silver
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Cyan Structure, 2014. Wood, cyanotype on silk, plastic, nickel. Thea Clark
Brooch: Cyan Structure, 2014
Wood, cyanotype on silk, plastic, nickel
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Entangled, 2013. Mixed media. Thea Clark
Brooch: Entangled, 2013
Mixed media
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Entangled, 2013. Mixed media. Detail. Thea Clark
Brooch: Entangled, 2013
Mixed media
Detail
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Thea Clark. Necklace: Torn, 2013. Steel, cotton bandanas, tinted plastic , epoxy resin, one cent coin, 50 centavos coin. Thea Clark
Necklace: Torn, 2013
Steel, cotton bandanas, tinted plastic , epoxy resin, one cent coin, 50 centavos coin
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Thea Clark. Necklace: Torn, 2013. Steel, cotton bandanas, tinted plastic , epoxy resin, one cent coin, 50 centavos coin. Detail. Thea Clark
Necklace: Torn, 2013
Steel, cotton bandanas, tinted plastic , epoxy resin, one cent coin, 50 centavos coin
Detail
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Thea Clark. Necklace: Study in Yellow, 2013. Mixed media. Thea Clark
Necklace: Study in Yellow, 2013
Mixed media
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Thea Clark. Necklace: Cyan Growth, 2012. Wood, cyanotype on silk, silver, nickel silver, tinted plastic. 14 x 13 x 1.9 cm. Thea Clark
Necklace: Cyan Growth, 2012
Wood, cyanotype on silk, silver, nickel silver, tinted plastic
14 x 13 x 1.9 cm
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Thea Clark. Pendant: Cyan House, 2012. Wood, cyanotype on silk, brass, silk cord, tinted plastic. 10.2 x 8.9 x 3.8 cm. Thea Clark
Pendant: Cyan House, 2012
Wood, cyanotype on silk, brass, silk cord, tinted plastic
10.2 x 8.9 x 3.8 cm
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Thea Clark. Piece: Hot Water, 2011. Mixed media. New Jersey, US, based studio jeweler, Thea Clark was just awarded a 2012 New Jersey Individual Artist Fellowship from the NJ State  Council of the Arts, based on her "Fluidity and Form" series. Pieces  from this series will be featured in the upcoming Lark Books  publication, "Push Jewelry: 30 Jewelers Explore the Boundaries of  Jewelry". Several pieces, which utilize cyanotype on silk will also 
. be part of the show, "Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography",  curated by Ursula Ilse Neuman at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC  schedule for 2013. . Thea Clark
Piece: Hot Water, 2011
Mixed media
New Jersey, US, based studio jeweler, Thea Clark was just awarded a 2012 New Jersey Individual Artist Fellowship from the NJ State  Council of the Arts, based on her "Fluidity and Form" series. Pieces  from this series will be featured in the upcoming Lark Books  publication, "Push Jewelry: 30 Jewelers Explore the Boundaries of  Jewelry". Several pieces, which utilize cyanotype on silk will also 
be part of the show, "Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography",  curated by Ursula Ilse Neuman at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC  schedule for 2013.

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Thea Clark. Piece: Hot Water, 2011. Mixed media. Fluidity and Form series
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Piece: Hot Water, 2011
Mixed media
Fluidity and Form series
Detail

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Thea Clark. Brooch: Cyan Square, 2010. Wood, copper, plexiglas, cyanotype on silk, nickel silver, tinted plastic. 8.8 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm. Thea Clark
Brooch: Cyan Square, 2010
Wood, copper, plexiglas, cyanotype on silk, nickel silver, tinted plastic
8.8 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm
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Thea Clark. Necklace: Root, 2011. Wood, plastic, nickel silver, paper, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, cotton thread, oxidized silver. 5 x 15 x 3.5 cm, long 61 cm. Thea Clark
Necklace: Root, 2011
Wood, plastic, nickel silver, paper, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, cotton thread, oxidized silver
5 x 15 x 3.5 cm, long 61 cm
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Cyan Chain, 2010. Plastic, paper, silver, nickel silver, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, pearls. 4.6 x 48.9 x 5.1 cm. Thea Clark
Brooch: Cyan Chain, 2010
Plastic, paper, silver, nickel silver, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, pearls
4.6 x 48.9 x 5.1 cm
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Cyan Pearls, 2010. Wood, copper, plexiglas, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic. 9.5 x 9.5 x 1.3 cm. Thea Clark
Brooch: Cyan Pearls, 2010
Wood, copper, plexiglas, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic
9.5 x 9.5 x 1.3 cm
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Continued Thread, 2010. Wood, nickel silver, sterling silver, 22k, copper, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, cotton thread. 5 x 12.7 x 1.3 cm. Thea Clark
Brooch: Continued Thread, 2010
Wood, nickel silver, sterling silver, 22k, copper, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, cotton thread
5 x 12.7 x 1.3 cm
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Cyan Pearls #2, 2011. Wood, nickel silver, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, cotton floss. 4 x 9.5 x 3 cm. Thea Clark
Brooch: Cyan Pearls #2, 2011
Wood, nickel silver, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, cotton floss
4 x 9.5 x 3 cm
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Thea Clark. Ring: Untitled, 2011. Wood, copper, oxidized sterling silver, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic. 3 x 4.6 x 0.5 cm. Thea Clark
Ring: Untitled, 2011
Wood, copper, oxidized sterling silver, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic
3 x 4.6 x 0.5 cm
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Six Degrees, 2010. Wood, pvc, copper, nickel silver, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic. 10.2 x 8.9  x 2.5 cm. Thea Clark
Brooch: Six Degrees, 2010
Wood, pvc, copper, nickel silver, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic
10.2 x 8.9 x 2.5 cm
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Thea Clark. Necklace: Cyan, 2010. Sticks, wood, plexiglas, cyanotype on silk, paper, glass beads, sterling silver, rubber, tinted plastic. 5.7 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm, long 86 cm. Thea Clark
Necklace: Cyan, 2010
Sticks, wood, plexiglas, cyanotype on silk, paper, glass beads, sterling silver, rubber, tinted plastic
5.7 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm, long 86 cm
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Thea Clark. Necklace: Cyan Lock & Key, 2010. PVC, plexiglas, wood, steel, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, cotton floss. 10.5 x 12 x 2.5 cm, long 85 cm. Thea Clark
Necklace: Cyan Lock & Key, 2010
PVC, plexiglas, wood, steel, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, cotton floss
10.5 x 12 x 2.5 cm, long 85 cm
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Cyan Ellipse, 2010. Plastic, nickel silver, cyanotype on silk, Plexiglas, pearls, bone, mother of pearl, tinted plastic. 6.4 x 8.9 x 1.3 cm. Thea Clark
Brooch: Cyan Ellipse, 2010
Plastic, nickel silver, cyanotype on silk, Plexiglas, pearls, bone, mother of pearl, tinted plastic
6.4 x 8.9 x 1.3 cm
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Thea Clark. Necklace: In Light, 2010. Wood, plastic object, paper, glass, nickel silver, kyanite, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, repurposed spark plug hose, cotton floss. 10.5 x 20 x 3 cm. Thea Clark
Necklace: In Light, 2010
Wood, plastic object, paper, glass, nickel silver, kyanite, cyanotype on silk, tinted plastic, repurposed spark plug hose, cotton floss
10.5 x 20 x 3 cm
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Inhabit, 2010. Plexiglas, nickel silver, cyanotype on silk, plastic object. 5.1 x 4.4 x 0.6 cm. Thea Clark
Brooch: Inhabit, 2010
Plexiglas, nickel silver, cyanotype on silk, plastic object
5.1 x 4.4 x 0.6 cm
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Thea Clark. Brooch: Pour, 2010. Plexiglas, acetate, ink, mica, copper, enamel, wood, tinted plastic, sterling silver. 10.2 x 7.6 x 0.4 cm. Thea Clark
Brooch: Pour, 2010
Plexiglas, acetate, ink, mica, copper, enamel, wood, tinted plastic, sterling silver
10.2 x 7.6 x 0.4 cm
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Statement

My work is an going investigation into the nature of identity, materials, memory , and the conveyance of meaning.

"Fluidity and Form", examines how we experience the changing self. Objects are transformed into images on silk through the cyanotype process, rendered in the classic blue of this technique. Chosen for their emotional resonance, pearls, chains, nests, and circles signify protection, domesticity, nurturance, the life cycle. The images are combined with mixed media, including a layer of pink plastic that unifies the structural strata. This pink and blue play on our deep seated associations, anima, animus, yin and yang, which are the undercurrents of the fluidity and form we call the self. 

The term cryosphere refers to the frozen water on the earth’s surface. The installation is inspired by the work of pioneering female Arctic explorer Louise A. Boyd of San Rafael, California who in the 1930’s conducted numerous expeditions to Eastern Greenland to do research on glaciers and geography. Boyd’s work included documenting the landscapes with hundreds of photographs made using state of the art cameras. Her collective research from over 80 years ago is still used today as a reference point for climate change studies.
Boyd’s black and white images capture amazing surface detail but we know the true glowing blues of icebergs and glaciers were only possible to see in person. Thea Clark’s sculpture and jewelry installation is influenced by these captured images, Boyd’s actual seen experience, documented scientific findings, and the nautical aspect of the exploration. Through the use of color, texture, and materials Clark pays homage to the natural wonder of the Arctic. Clark focuses on the pioneering spirit of Boyd through the lens of today’s knowledge of man’s responsibility for the rapid loss of our cryosphere.

Exhibitions

2014
“Cyan Silhouettes" two person, Houston Center of Contemporary Crafts

2014
Multiple Exposures : Jewelry and Photography,
Museum of Art and Design, New York City, NY curated by Ursula Neuman 

2014
Solo show: The Quick and the Deep (sculpture and installation) 
VIsual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, curator Mary Birmingham

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2016:
Exhibition  25 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016  New Work from the New World.
2013:
Exhibition  14 Aug 2013 - 15 Sep 2013  La Frontera.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2013 - 11 Mar 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.
Exhibition  07 Jan 2013 - 28 Jan 2013  Suspend.ed in Pink.
2011:
Exhibition  19 Feb 2011 - 29 May 2011  New Traditional Jewellery: True Colours.

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Book:  Suspended In Pink. Laura Bradshaw- Heap:  Dublin,  2013
Book:  Showcase 500 Art Necklaces. Lark Books.  Sterling Publishing:  2013
Book:  2012 Push Jewelry: 30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Jewelry. Lark Books:  2012
Book:  Jewelbook. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Van Damme, Jaak.  Stichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
Book:  500 Felted Objects. Lark Books:  2011
Magazine:  Art Jewelry Magazine. 2011
May Issue
Book:  Art Jewelry Today. Volume 3. Schiffer Publishing:  2011
Catalogue:  Make Me Something Beautiful. Newark Museum.  2010
Book:  Found Object Jewelry. Heather Skowood.  Stackpole Books:  2010
Book:  30 Minute Earrings. Lark Books:  2010
Online Magazine:  Birdhaus- Online Exhibition. 2009
crafthaus.ning.com, curators, Two Roses, Emily Watson
Online Exhibition:  Pins Behaving Badly. 2009
Crafthaus.ning.com, curator- Michelle Pajak-Reynolds
Catalogue:  Transformations. 2009
Magazine:  Art Jewelry magazine. 2009
Gallery section, Sept.09 issue
Catalogue:  Wearable Expressions. 2008
Internatonal Biennial
Website:  Transforming the Elements. 2008
Featured on Postcard and websiteFeatured on Postcard and website
Brochure:  Exploring Boundaries: Evolutionary Metal. 2007
Catalogue:  Cache : New Horizons in Crafts. Noyes Museum:  2003
Flyer:  New Faces to Discover. American Craft Council:  1996
Magazine:  Colored Stone Magazine. 1996
May/June, Creating New Venues photographed in booth with jewelry at Buyer's Market of America, Philadelphia, Pa
Catalogue:  Buyer's Market of America. 1995
Featured in winter show promotional brochure and exhibitor catalog.

 
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