Lynne b. clark
Mixed media artist
Lynne B. Clark is a mixed-media artist with a degree in Fine Arts/Art History from Scripps College and a lifelong fascination with people’s stories and the infinite ways they can be told. Through her use of diverse materials including recycled paper, vintage textiles, fibers, and found objects, Clark explores the lives of people both real and imagined, meditating on their varied stories and filtering them through her signature lens of beauty, compassion and wit.
Based in Los Angeles, Clark’s work can be found in private collections across the U.S. and Canada and has been included in gallery shows including the recent exhibition “Unspooled" at the Annenberg Beach House (2016). With this new body of work Clark builds on her longtime interest in reclaimed materials as source and inspiration for a series of colorful collages made from paper, whimsical assemblages, and scarves made from vintage silk fabrics and Japanese kimonos. Purposefully blurring the lines between "high" and "low" art, Clark's work shows her central interest in storytelling and her curiosity about what it means to be human.
“I admire things I can hold or touch whether they’re fabrics, paper, old maps, yarn, or found objects—especially if they are miniature in size or when I serendipitously find them in a thrift shop or other unexpected place! These are the things that I am drawn to work with. For me, what is most important is that every material and object - from the mundane to the fantastical - holds meaning and memory, carrying with it the histories of the person or people who made it, wore it, wrote on it, played with it, or used it in another fashion. It’s this connection between the materials and people and stories that delights and excites me.”
- Lynne B. Clark