Abstract

The Visual Poem    

I find the source and inspiration for my art in the things I see in the real world, the things I see in my imagination, and the things I dream.  I feel and remember them in my body.  Making art is most exciting when I work from three dimensional real life; a model, a still life, a landscape, an interior.  Visual reality doesn’t bind me.  I find the poetic image in my heart, sometimes poignant or impossible, curious or exciting, humorous or tragic.  Frequently, I choose to distort or alter the image I am viewing to emphasize spatial relationships, to increase aesthetic interest or to dramatize emotions.  I also work from photographs, images I find in on the internet, or in books, magazines and newspapers, sometimes images that I have photographed.  Usually I combine images from various sources to create a composition on canvas.  I also work from memory, a more difficult process because my memories are impressions rather than complete pictures.  I usually fail to notice the details.  So when I paint my imagination fills the canvas.   My mind’s eye is the cauldron where I cook the composition of forms and lines, and spice it with light, shadow and color.  Psychologically, my most profound paintings usually originate and develop from responding to paint I’ve smeared randomly on the canvas.  The brush strokes suggest images that reveal themselves to me in fuller and fuller detail as I paint.

I show a painting like a chef serves up a meal, with the hope that my work will satisfy the guests’ appetites and delight their senses.

AK Glass

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01321 Fire & Waves Diptych
Mixed media/canvasl
24"x24"
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01322 Aspiration
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24"x22"
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01338 Crossroads
Mixed media/aluminum foil
16"x20"
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01312 Sinking Treasure
Mixed media/aluminum foil
36"x24"
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01318 Maybe
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24"x20"
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01319 Partial Recall
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24"x20"
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01271 Winter Window
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24x"x24"
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01259 Ohio River Valley
oil/canvas
48x24"
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01272 Autumn Window
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24x"x24"
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01317 Process
oil/canvas
24x20"
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01315 Light Year Diptych
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24"x48"
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01314 African Daisies
Mixed media/aluminum foil
36"x24"
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01313 Big Bang
oil/canvas
40"x30""
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01247 Austrian Landscape
oil/canvas
24x48"
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01257 American Bread Basket
oil/canvas
24"x48"
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01015 Austrian Vineyards
oil/canvas
24"x36"
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01197 Diptych Shell Creek
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24x"x24"
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01195 Missouri River
Mixed media/aluminum foil
36x"x18"
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01196 Rio Parana
Mixed media/aluminum foil
36x"x18"
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01194 Alviso Salt Ponds
Mixed media/aluminum foil
36x"x18"
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01193 Atascadero
Mixed media/aluminum foil
36x"x18"
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01189 Dunes VI
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24x"x24"
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01188 Dunes V
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24x"x24"
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01187 Dunes IV
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24x"x24"
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01186 Dunes III
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24x"x24"
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01185s Dunes II
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24x"x24"
SOLD
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01182 Dunes I
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24"x"x24"
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01184 Diptych
Watering Wheels III
Mixed media/aluminum foil
36"x"x24"
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01183 Diptych
Watering Wheels II
Mixed media/aluminum foil
36"x"x24"
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01172 Diptych
Watering Wheels I
Mixed media/aluminum foil
24"x"x36"
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01158 Red Gate
oil/canvas
14"x11"
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01132 Beach Umbrellas
oil/canvas
16"x20"
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01104 Glass of Water
oil/canvas
24"x36"
01122 Bamboo.jpg
01122 Bamboo.jpg
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01051Banana Leaves
oil/canvas
24"x36"
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01044-Nine-Lives
oil/canvas
72"x24"
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01018 Crazy Cat
mixed media
50"x63"
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01024 Ice Valley
oil/canvas
12"x12"
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01025 Acid Rain
wax/glass
12"x12"
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01227 Web
oil/canvas
12"x10"
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01233 Old Vine
oil/canvas
12"x10"
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01233 Old Vine
oil/canvas
12"x10"
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01058 Dance
oil/canvas
40"x30"
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01022 Terraces
oil/canvas
24"x36"