Narrative

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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01255 Breakfast in Skradin
oil/canvas
24"x36"
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01304 Road Home--Kenya
oil/canvas
14"x18"
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01306 Masai Goatherd
oil/canvas
24"x30"
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01307 Masai Going to Market
oil/canvas
24"x30"
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001240 Culture Cat
oil/canvas
30"x40"
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01088s Intimate Hour
oil/canvas
40"x30"
SOLD
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01096s Smoking
oil/canvas
40"x30"
SOLD
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01241 House Cat
oil/canvas
40"x30"
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01243 Enlightened Cat
oil/canvas
40"x30"
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01014 Pumpkin Harvest
oil/canvas
30"x24"
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01105s Rain
oil/canvas
11"x14"
SOLD
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01132 Beach Umbrellas
oil/canvas
16"x20"
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01134s Floating Umbrellas
oil/canvas
24"x12"
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01133 Carnival Umbrellas
oil/canvas
8"x16"
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01137sRiot Under Rain
oil/canvas
22"x28"
SOLD
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01138 Sunday
oil/canvas
36"x18"
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01148 Ceremonial
Umbrellas
oil/canvas
18"x24"
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01149 Climbing Umbrellas
oil/canvas
36"x18"
SOLD
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01151 Another Sunny
Sunday
oil/canvas
36"x18"
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01155 Wild Umbrella
oil/canvas
24"x12"
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01253 Ipad Launch
oil/canvas
36"x12"
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01219s Lynn's Garden
oil/canvas
22"x28"
SOLD
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01179s Fire & Fins
oil/canvas
24"x18"
SOLD
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01174 Distance Between
oil/canvas
28"x22"
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01168 The Offering
oil/canvas
24"x18"
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01156s Kansas Settlers
oil/canvas
24"x18"
SOLD
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01127 Romance
oil/canvas
24"x18"
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01107s Glazers
oil/canvas
14"x11"
SOLD
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01098 Waiting Together
oil/canvas
14"x11"
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01005 Dyptich Bulls Eye
& Greener Grass
oil/canvas
30"x15"