We got this little treasure at the first ArtLa fair in 2005, from Katharine Mulherin‘s booth. It was created by Clint Griffin and is called, “Eastern Drifts.” It’s 6.5 x 17 inches, house paint on distressed wood. It’s the whole wide world! We hope to get more work by Clint in the future.
b. 1973 Clint Griffin grew up with his brother Scott on a farm in southern Ontario. Since childhood they have been making art and constructing together elaborate “set-ups,” using action figures and assorted salvaged objects. Using discarded photographs of unknown people collected from the garbage at his local photo store, Griffin composes collages. He also employs wax-based encaustic paints, ballpoint pen and graphite. Fascinated by images of people in groups who in all likelihood were unaware of being photographed, Griffin says, “I am surprised in the space where people meet, surprised we do not knock into each other.” Clint Griffin attended the Ontario School of Art and Design.