2018 Artists

Clovis Blackwell

Themes of suffering, perseverance, and transformation are central to my artistic identity. Apocalyptic myths, which were significant to my upbringing, are seen not as the end of all things, but as a central metaphor for the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Currently, these are investigated through the interlaced images of mushroom clouds and flowers in my collection Dissolutions: Where Do We Go from Here? (i.e., Maybe it’s Not So Bad After All). 

As an interdisciplinary artist, I enjoy the thrill of mastering new media and discovering the unique context each brings to the themes I am exploring. Pattern and repetition, facsimile and simulacra, and the order found in randomness are explored through my screenprinted imagery. 


For more information about the artist, please visit his website.