Still Life

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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01262 Country Table
oi/ltextured canvas
16"x12"
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01273 Silver Tulips
mixed media/canvas
20"x16"
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01274 Red Tulips
mixed media/canvas
20"x16"
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01324 Red Shoes
oil/paper
20"x16"
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01295 Poppies & Limes
mixed media/canvas
24"x12"
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01296 Maybe a Party
mixed media/canvas
18"x14"
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01297 Jewelry Box
mixed media/canvas
20"x16"
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01298 Boots & 'Brellas
mixed media/canvas
24"x20"
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01305 Orange African Daisies
mixed media/canvas
24"x20"
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01314 African Daisies
oil/canvas
36"x24"
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01270 Aztec
oi/ltextured canvas
20"x20"
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01258 Patricia's Kitchen
oil/canvas
24"x20"
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01254 Mid-century Modern
oil/canvas
20"x20"
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01125 Patricia's Cabinet
oil/canvas
12"x18"
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01083s Limes & Apricots
oil/canvas
24"x24"
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01131Sliced Apple
oil/canvas
8"x16"
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01166 Copper Vase
oil/canvas
22"x28"
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01016 Onions & Leeks
oil/canvas
24"x36"
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01002 Banana Market
oil/canvas
36"x36"
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01014 Pumpkin Harvest
oil/canvas
24"x30"
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01031s Guatamalan Callas
oil/canvas
24"x36"
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01027 Plums & Persimmons
oil/canvas
24"x36"
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01013 Root Vegetables
oil/canvas
30"x15"
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01079 Tangle
oil/canvas
24"x24"
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01218 Yellow Tulips
oil/canvas
16"x20"
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01072s Leaf
oil/canvas
14"x11"
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01071s Red Poppy
oil/canvas
14"x11"
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01065s Iris
oil/canvas
11"x14"
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01068s Nasturtium
oil/canvas
14"x11"
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01179s Fire & Fins
oil/canvas
24"x18"
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01064s New Start
oil/canvas
14"x11"
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01156 Kansas Settlers
oil/canvas
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01133 Carnival Umbrellas
oil/canvas
8"x16"
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01124 Summer Solstice
oil/canvas
24"x18"
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01012s Peck of Peppers
oil/canvas
24"x30"
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01092s Yellow Alstromerius
oil/canvas
24"x18"
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01085 Pond
oil/canvas
24"x24"
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01226 Squash Flowers
oil/canvas
18"x14"
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01236s Jonquils &
Tangerines
oil/canvas
20"x16"
SOLD
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01237s Lui & Antherium
oil/canvas
18"x24"
SOLD
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02003 Kitchen Counter
pastel/paper
19"x13"
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02004 Sea Shells
pastel/paper
13"x19"