My work focuses on deteriorating architecture. These structures, designed to be huge forces of permanence, are continually being challenged, destroyed and forgotten. I see an inherent honesty in the face of my subject. Among all of the clutter—the shards of wood and layers of rubble—there remains a gentle resolve. As I work, I study these structures incessantly. The buildings, often on the brink of ruin, have something very energized and present trying to escape from their fragmented reality.

Seth Clark is one of the exhibiting artists for Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home.

IMAGE: Seth Clark, Mass II, 2014. Collage, charcoal, pastel, acrylic, graphite on wood. 72" x 144" (triptych).