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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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01304 Road Home--Kenya
oil/canvas
14"x18"
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01306 Masai Goatherd
oil/canvas
30"x24"
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01307 Masai Going to Market
oil/canvas
30"x24"
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01259 Ohio River Valley
oil/canvas
48"x24"
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01257 American Bread Basket
oil/canvas
24"x48"
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01247 Austrian Landscape
oil/canvas
24"x48"
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01015 Austrian Vineyards
oil/canvas
24"x36"
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01024 Ice Valley
oil/canvas
12"x12"
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01171 Reflections
oil/canvas
30"x40"
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01255 Breakfast in Skradin
oil/canvas
24"x36"
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01243 Enlightened Cat
oil/canvas
40"x30"
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001240 Culture Cat
oil/canvas
30"x40"
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01241 House Cat
oil/canvas
40"x30"
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01082 Church Cat
oil/canvas
40"x30"
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01054 Ally Cat in Antigua
oil/canvas
40"x30"
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01214 Ocean Beach
oil/canvas
16"x20"
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01229 Spring
oil/canvas
12"x10"
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01212 Pt. Lobos I
oil/canvas
16"x12"
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01211 Pfeiffer Beach
oil/canvas
12"x16"
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01210 Sunset Ocean Beach
oil/canvas
12"x16"
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05238 Casa Colonial
Oaxaca
pastel/paper
10"x13"
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07413 Tassajara Narrows
watercolor/paper
14"x11"
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02005 Lake Titicaca
& Quinoa
pastel/paper
13"x19"
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02006 Sonoma Vineyards
pastel/paper
13"x19"
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02007 Mill Stones
pastel/paper
13"x19"