Chris Clark (1958 - 2011)

Chris Clark, visionary artist from Birmingham, Alabama was born in 1958. A deeply spiritual, gentle man Chris fills his creations with colorful, uplifting biblical images and life memories. Painted quilts, “spirit sticks”, chairs and other objects serve as his canvas. The inspiration for his “spirit sticks” came during a Sunday church service when he had a vision of a stick surrounded by fabric, paint and buttons swirling around and then attaching themselves to the stick in beautiful patterns. In 1991 his grandmother taught him to quilt and before long his painted quilts were being shown in folk art galleries in Montgomery and Birmingham. His work is featured in national galleries and museum permanent collections including the Mennello American Folk Art Museum, Orlando, Florida. He is also listed in various publications such as “Revelations: Alabama’s Visionary Folk Artists” and “Spirits of the Cloth”.

Chris was honored by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. with an exhibition of his work from January 30th to June 12, 2005.

Chris Clark passed away in August, 2011 at the age of 52. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.

 

“Star Cross”

9 1/2" x 15 1/2"

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“Eatin' Watermelon”

16" x 15 3/4"
acrylic painted fabric quilt with sewn in sleeve for hanging

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“The Dance”

16 1/2" x 16 1/2"
acrylic painted fabric quilt with sewn in sleeve for hanging

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“Hula Hoop Girls”

19 3/4" x 10"


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“The Guitar Man”

14 3/4" x 15 1/2"
acrylic painted fabric quilt with sewn in sleeve for hanging

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“Bicycle Ride”

18 3/4" x 12 1/2"

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“Baby Shoe Cross”

9 1/2" x 16 1/2"
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“ Recess ! ”

17" x 17"
acrylic painted fabric quilt with sewn in sleeve for hanging

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“High Five Boys”

13 3/4" x 8 1/2"

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“Red Heart Cross”

9 1/4" x 14"

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“The Can Band”

19 3/4" x 10"

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“Yellow Bird Spirit Stick”

7 ½” x 66 ½”
acrylic paint on wood

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“Red Bird Spirit Stick”

7” x 68”
acrylic paint on wood

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“Walking Stick” (w/titelist golfball)

2” x 43”
acrylic paint on wood

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“Walking Stick” (w/xout golfball)

2” x 44”
acrylic paint on wood

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“Cross” (w/red heart, red tip)

8” x 15”
acrylic paint on wood


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“Cross” (w/red heart, green tip)

8” x 14”
acrylic paint on wood


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“Cross” (w/yellow ball)

10” x 18 ½”
acrylic paint on wood


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“Stand” (white base)

9 1/8” x 11 ¼” x 36”
acrylic paint on wood


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Use the hollow bowl at the top for a funky business card holder or candy dish!

“Stand” (yellow base)

9 1/8” x 12” x 36 ½”
acrylic paint on wood
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Fill the bowl with peanuts by the bar!

“Children Playing”
Quilt 42 ½” x 39”
acrylic painted fabric quilt with sewn in sleeve for hanging
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“Church Choir”
Quilt 46” x 40 ½”
acrylic painted fabric quilt with sewn in sleeve for hanging
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