|instantia 6, oil on gessoed paper, 22 x 30'|
I wrote the name of Nuala Clarke into my sketchbook ages ago and have just got around to looking at her work. She is a painter, born in Dublin but now living and working in New York. Her work is very clearly influenced by nature and the landscape or rather as it seems to me those fragments of it that catch your eye, fleeting random images that depend on the light or your position and which might be seen once and never seen again.
From 2008 to 2009, she made a series called One Thousand Worlds which was begun in the west of Ireland in a residency and continued in New York. The piece consists of a thousand monotypes which have been modified by pen, pencil, ink or paint. All of strongly evocative of the landscape, singly some are exquisite and together they are compelling.
The images below are from her website ww.nualaclarke.com.
|No. 93 from One Thousand Worlds|
|No. 714 from One Thousand Worlds|
|No. 82 from One Thousand Worlds|
|N0. 618 from One Thousand Worlds|