No. 1

Ash, Cedar, Cherry, Cottonwood, Mahogany, Maple, Paduk, Poplar, Purple Heart, Red Oak, Walnut, White Oak, Yellow Heart

Handmade strings

W168" H96" D12"



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Iliad #1 emphasizes the beauty of the imperfect. The sculpture has the extraordinary potential to unpack the sensorial abilities of our human experience as the eye moves over split wood pieces, hand tool marks, and surfaces with a smooth finish. The different degrees of refinement illustrate how people are not complete, but in a state of growth or decay. 

Clark’s distinctive style challenges woodworking tradition of machining wood into modular components by alternatively guiding the wood into shape within a liberal tolerance and allowing the piece to retain the tree’s vitality.