For sculptor R. Clarke Ellis this abstract piece expresses the tumultuous time the world endured beginning in 2020. Hand-forged from steel, a human-like figure painted black stands, arms raised toward its head; the face a perfect mirror allows the viewer to see themselves in this emotional state.
“The interaction (internal dialogue) between the sculpture and the spectator becomes at once personal and universal.” Clarke Ellis
He has an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). He began his career as an instructor at NSCAD before completing a degree in education from Queen's University.