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  • Oil on Prepared Spherical Polystyrene
  • 12 x 12 x 12 in
    (30.48 x 30.48 x 30.48 cm)
  • $1,500.00
  • Marc Barker

'Firmament' by Marc Barker, Oil Painting on Sphere

From his 'Cloudscapes' series, Marc Barker has produced this monochromatic oil painting of clouds on the sphere's surface leaping to alchemical drawings of the heavens. The painting is on a textured, sealed and gesso prepared polystyrene sphere which is freely hung on the wall's surface allowing a 360 viewing.

"My education was in mathematics, limnology and art. I revere nature and question my place within it, the Mystery, prismatic sunsets and sensuous memories exploring, surveying and photographing caves with their invented light, solitude, and deafening silence. I transform these experiences into psychologically contemplative subjects including shadow figures, asterisms, cloudscapes, political mixed media and abstractions." -- Marc Barker

Marc Barker has over 35 years experience in the arts and over 25 years experience teaching and producing in the field of interactive media. He managed Paseo Intaglio Printers in the late 1980s and continued into the 90s with editioning and contract printing for local and national artists. He was selected as 2004 Festival of the Arts juror for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City and helped create the Artful Experience committee for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. He chaired that committee for its first two years which taught principles of printmaking to festival goers through exhibits and demonstrations. He was the guest juror for the 2009 Paseo Festival of the Arts, and in 2019 for the Goddard Center 47th Annual Competition. He was the Allied Artist representing OVAC (Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition), had an exhibit in the State Capitol of Oklahoma’s East Gallery in 2008, and had a painting chosen for the Oklahoma State Art Collection at the State Capitol.

  • Subject Matter: Cloudscape
  • Created: 2020
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