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Betty Clark
Betty Clark
Artist Statement
The primary and underlying theme of my painting since 1983 to date is about mourning and loss. Painting provides a way for me to express the varied aspects of an observed human condition. It also gives expression to the immediate, emotional/visceral responses of my personal life. Painting creates an order within a defined space while opening to the unknown and unexpected. And hopefully, for both the viewer and for me, it becomes an experience of transformation with a strange beauty and fragile completeness.

Quotes from Robert Motherwell (1965):

"The dilemma of the artist is to absorb the shocks of reality."

"Abstraction in art is the result of a long, specialized development in modern artistic structure. It is an artistic rejection of the values of the bourgois world. Modern artists form a kind of spiritual underground."